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Hardcover Published: 16th March 2004
ISBN: 9780066239354
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old

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A wordless picture book that observes the changes in a neighborhood from before a girl is born until she is an adult, as it first decays and then is renewed by the efforts of the residents.

A family.
A house.
A neighborhood.
A place to play.
A place to feel safe.

Little by little, baby Tracy grows. She and her neighbors begin to rescue their street. Together, children and adults plant grass and trees and bushes in the empty spaces. They paint murals over old graffiti. They stop the cars. Everything begins to blossom.

In Jeannie Baker's striking, natural collages, an urban community reclaims its land. A drab city street becomes a living, thriving neighborhood — a place to call home.

About The Author

Jeannie Baker is the author-artist of a number of distinguished picture books. Window, the companion book to Home, was a School Library Journal Best Book, a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, a Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year, a Young Australian Best Book, and was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her other books include Home in the Sky, an ALA Notable Book, and Where the Forest Meets the Sea, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and the recipient of an IBBY Honor Award and a Friends of the Earth Award in Great Britain. Jeannie Baker makes her home in Sydney, Australia.

ISBN: 9780066239354
ISBN-10: 0066239354
Series: Horn Book Fanfare List (Awards)
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
For Grades: 1 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 16th March 2004
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 20.32  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34

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