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Homeplace

Shelby, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0531071782 / ISBN 13: 9780531071786
Published by Orchard Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Second printing. A family heritage story, with beautiful illustrations by Wendy Anderson Halperin. A near fine copy. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 10835

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Title: Homeplace

Publisher: Orchard Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Wendy Anderson Halperin

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Grandmother tells the story of the family farmhouse, from 1810--when a distant ancestor cleared the land and planted corn--to today, in a tale complemented by more than one hundred and fifty pictures, showing the family's heirlooms and keepsakes. Reprint.

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PreSchool-Grade 2?This story opens with a grandmother rocking a child in the present day, explaining that "Your great-great-great-great grandpa built this house." At the bottom of the page, readers see a man felling a tree. Each spread employs a different design in order to highlight the main action while also portraying related details. The latter are found in a variety of insets and borders. Unity is achieved through the symmetry of facing pages; the presence of the grandmother and grandchild, whose conversation frames the story; and through the even pacing of each generation's entrance. In tracing a home's history from 1810 to the present, the narrative depicts various processes, from building a log cabin to planting corn. Also, it portrays slices of life throughout the generations?sleeping on a cornstalk mattress, eating hamburgers at a drive-in. Most importantly, it reveals the stability and continuity that is possible through family ties, even while the outside world is changing. The text is brief, but poetic?a fitting accompaniment to the rhythm of life presented in the earth-toned watercolors. Due to the amount of visual detail on each page, Homeplace is best suited for one-on-one sharing. Perfect for grandma's lap!?Wendy Lukehart, Dauphin County Library, Harrisburg, PA
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