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The House by the Lake: The True Story of a House, Its History, and the Four Families Who Made It Home

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The House by the Lake: The True Story of a House, Its History, and the Four Families Who Made It Home by Thomas Harding
Hardcover $17.99
Sep 08, 2020 | ISBN 9781536212747

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Ethereal collages by Teckentrup (My Little Book of Big Questions) capture the house’s clean lines; the light-filled summer foliage around it; and the grim, gray tones of war. Younger readers unfamiliar with the history of WWII and 20th-century Germany can meet them here at a safe, albeit uncontextualized, distance.
—Publishers Weekly

In this picture book rendition of Harding’s 2015 adult memoir, a house near Berlin, built in the twentieth century, becomes home to four families over the years…the house setting that brings them together is an interesting and useful lens for learning more about the day-to-day lives of people from this historical era, and this title could be an interesting partner to Karas’ As an Oak Tree Grows (12/14).
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Teckentrup’s evocative textured and layered mixed-media illustrations beautifully reflect the bucolic setting in times of both familial repose and, chillingly, unthinkable evil.
—The Horn Book

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