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This House, Once

Written by:

Deborah Freedman

Published:

February 28, 2017

Publisher:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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Summary

Deborah Freedman’s masterful new picture book is at once an introduction to the pieces of a house, a cozy story to share and explore, and a dreamy meditation on the magic of our homes and our world.



Before there was this house,

there were stones,

and mud,

and a colossal oak tree—

three hugs around

and as high as the blue.



What was your home, once?



This poetically simple, thought-provoking, and gorgeously illustrated book invites readers to think about where things come from and what nature provides.

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