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House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser

House Held Up by Trees

House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser
Mar 27, 2012 | 32 Pages
  • Hardcover $16.99

    Mar 27, 2012 | 32 Pages | 4-8 years

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Though there’s a family involved, the real star of this multilayered modern parable is a plot of land…the artwork initially functions as stoic background for the story, with wide-angle perspectives filled with plenty of open space and muted colors. But in the second part, as the trees take over, Klassen’s compositions command more and more attention, elbowing the text into the periphery and subtly reinforcing the themes in play… Unfolding with uncommon grace, the environmental heart of this story is revealed obliquely but powerfully.
—Booklist (starred review)

The former poet laureate Ted Kooser’s HOUSE HELD UP BY TREES is a lyric, poetic story, stark but also imbued with a haunting beauty…Jon Klassen’s illustrations are quiet, delicate and nuanced, amplifying the text in fresh, original ways through the use of unexpected angles and perspective.
—The New York Times

Poignant and lovely.
—Kirkus Reviews


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