As he imagines it through the eyes of his older sister, this is Jonathan Bean’s retelling of his own family’s true experience, and includes an afterword with photographs from the author’s collection.
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‘Building Our House,’ by Jonathan Bean - The Washington PostA solidly constructed picture book for young readers by Jonathan Bean.- The Washington Post
JONATHAN BEAN received an M.F.A. from New York’s School of Visual Arts and now lives and works in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His first book, At Night, won the 2008 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and he is also the illustrator of two acclaimed picture books by Lauren Thompson, The Apple Pie That Papa Baked and One Starry Night. Jonathan's parents still live in the house the family built, outside of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. jonathanbean.com
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Building Our House
projects for children to do at home and in the classroom.
Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year