Leonard P. Kessler Mr. Pine's Purple House

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Mr. Pine's Purple House

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Mr. Pine lived on Vine Street in a little white house. "A white house is fine," said Mr. Pine, "but there are FIFTY white houses all in a line on Vine Street. How can I tell which house is mine?"

Mr. Pine had a big problem. But he solved that problem in his own special way. Mr. Pine's Purple House, first published in 1965, was a favorite children's book for many years. When it went out of print fans requested the return of the intrepid Mr. Pine. Well, Mr. Pine is back again, with his dog and his cat, his brushes and ladders, and lots of purple paint!

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"Mr. Pine lived on Vine Street in a little white house." That's all fine and dandy, but there are 50 white houses on Vine Street, all in a line, and Mr. Pine can't tell which one is his! To distinguish his own abode, he decides to plant a little pine tree in front, but his neighbors like that idea so much, they do it, too. Even when he plants a bush next to his tree, everyone follows suit. Finally, Mr. Pine paints his house purple--and to his delight, no one else wants a purple house. His neighbors are inspired, however, to paint their own houses all different colors, their first break with conformity. ("'Yellow for me,' said Mrs. Green. 'Green for me,' said Mrs. Brown.") First published in 1965 and out of print until recently, Leonard Kessler's Mr. Pine's Purple House--a story of the triumph of individualism--has crept into the hearts of thousands of readers for decades. Simple but memorable line drawings (splashed with purple), large type, and airy design combine with a meaningful story to make this a perfect choice for early readers who one day will dare to be different. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson

About the Author:

Leonard Kessler has been creating books for children for the past fifty years. He has illustrated more than 200 books, many which he also wrote. Three of Leonard Kessler's books have been named on the NEW YORK TIMES Ten Best Illustrated Books for Children.

Leonard and his wife, Ethel, have collaborated on forty books for young children. Both of the Kesslers are graduates of Carnegie Mellon University.

The Kesslers lived for many years in Rockland County, NY, and now live in Sarasota, Florida. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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