The House of Grass and Sky
Out in the quiet countryside, a house smells of freshly cut lumber and soft, pink roses. A family full of happiness lives there. As one year turns into another, different families come and go; the house learns what it means to say “goodbye.” As more time passes, it sits alone, missing the sound of children’s voices and all their busyness. It remembers the delicious smell of birthday cake baking and longs for someone to occupy it again. Then, one day, activity returns. A family wakes with the house to welcome the morning sunshine and the beginning of a new day.
The House of Grass and Sky is a brilliant story written from a unique perspective – that of the home. It’s personified in a number of creative ways. Not only does it smell the sweet aromas of the past, it feels the emotions associated with them. It misses just as humans miss and longs for connection. It hopes just as people do and fears disappointment and hurt. It also celebrates when its dreams are fulfilled, patching the hole in its heart.
Gorgeous watercolor hues fill the pages with life-like images and detailed designs. The pictures will allure youth, especially those between the ages of five to nine. They will undoubtedly be touched by the serenity of the tale.
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