A House That Once Was
Illustrated by Lane SmithAges 3-5
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 written by the New York Times-bestselling author, Julie Fogliano.
This evocative, rhyming story is perfect for reading out loud.
An evocative tale of a long-abandoned house and the mysteries within, brought to life by Lane Smith’s stunning and atmospheric illustrations.
Perfectly seamless; words and art are interwoven in a dance that enchants. Inventive and lovely.
A wizard of wordplay and a maestro of composition combine their considerable talents to explore the notion of home . . . Stirring to the eye and the spirit, this evocative book repays frequent readings.
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