Illustrated by the winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017, Lane Smith.
Deep in the woods
is a house
just a house
that once was
but now isn't
Two children come across an abandoned house deep in the woods and imagine who could have lived there.
A House That Once Was is a beautifully illustrated exploration of time, imagination and the nature of home that is sure to provoke discussion. Lane's artwork is a riot of colour and rich texture that perfectly matches the poetic text.
This evocative, rhyming story is perfect for reading out loud. A sumptuous hardback, its jacket flecked with glints of green foil and high quality paper make this a wonderful gift for illustration and poetry fans alike.