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Home in the Woods

Six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mom must start all over again after their father has died. Deep in the woods of Wisconsin they find a tar-paper shack. It doesn't seem like much of a home, but they soon start seeing what it could be.

During their first year it's a struggle to maintain the shack and make sure they have enough to eat. But each season also brings its own delights and blessings — and the children always find a way to have fun. Most importantly, the family finds immense joy in being together, surrounded by nature. And slowly, their little shack starts feeling like a true home — warm, bright, and filled up with love.

This stunningly beautiful picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother's Depression-era childhood and pays homage to a family's fortitude as they discover the meaning of home.

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"The tiny, ramshackle dwelling they spy in the woods looks forbidding, but there’s a pump in the cellar and good soil for planting, all captured in delicate illustrations. Brighter hues start to creep into the spreads as the family settles in, discovers berries growing nearby, and harvests the garden ('Some treasures take a little time').... With the lure of an old-fashioned shipwreck narrative, Wheeler’s story champions initiative, self-reliance, and familial closeness." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Eliza Wheeler
Illustrator Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 0399162909
Publication Date Oct 1, 2019
Publisher Nancy Paulsen Books
Language English