The Yellow House

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Candlewick Press, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A favorite back in print! A child discovers, in the old house and overgrown garden she passes every day, that wonders wait in secret.

One day, on the way to the park, a little girl climbs the gate of an old yellow house. Although no one has lived there for a very long time, a little boy suddenly appears before her. "Come and play with me," he beckons. He leads her through an enchanted garden, showing her all its marvelous inhabitants: a tiger playing with its cubs in the long grass, a dolphin leaping in the goldfish pond, a pelican roosting high in the apple tree. Then the mysterious boy is gone, the girl’s mother is calling, and all is as it was before. In this well-loved picture book, Blake Morrison and Helen Craig bring us to a place where, for a moment, magic is real.

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User Review  - aleader - LibraryThing

I think every neighborhood has a mystery house of some kind. For a girl and her sister the mystery house is a yellow house. One day they see a boy in the garden. He invites them in to investigate and ... Read full review

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Originally published in 1987 in Great Britain, this wonderful story celebrates the magical power of imagination. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Blake Morrison, the author of fiction, poetry, journalism, literary criticism, and libretti, is perhaps best known for his two memoirs: And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me. He lives in London.

Helen Craig is a widely acclaimed illustrator of books for children, including Phyllis Root’s Thirsty Thursday, Philippa Pearce’s A Finder’s Magic, and the hugely popular stories about Angelina Ballerina. She lives in England.

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