A House That Once Was

By FOGLIANO, Julie

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ISBN
9781626723146
Publisher
Roaring Brook


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2018  |  Picture Books

PreS-Gr 3—A wizard of wordplay and a maestro of composition combine their considerable talents to explore the notion of home. With a stylistic nod to e.e. cummings and just enough rhyme to propel the pace and please the ear, Fogliano tracks siblings as they approach and enter an abandoned house. Her lines about the dwelling are a study in contrasts. Once it was, but now it isn't a home. The boy and girl notice: "A door that is closed but not quite. A door that is stuck between coming and going. A door that was once painted white." As t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

"Deep in the woods / is a house / just a house / that once was / but now isn't / a home." So begins (and later concludes) Fogliano's poetic, read-alou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

"Deep in the woods / is a house / just a house / that once was / but now isn't / a home." So begins (and later concludes) Fogliano's poetic, read-alou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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