Home in the Woods

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

Eliza Wheeler's gorgeously illustrated book tells the story of what happens when 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.---from the publisher

40 pages                                978-0399162909                              Ages 5-8

Keywords:  heritage, family, home, grandmother, nature, woods, survival, overcoming adversity, problem solving, love, possibilities, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, historical fiction, Depression Era, resilience, 20th century

 

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