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Blue House


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In the tradition of Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House comes a heartfelt story about a father and son learning to accept the new while honoring and celebrating the old.

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PHOEBE WAHL's work focuses on themes of comfort, nostalgia, and intimacy with nature. She grew up unschooled in Washington State and credits her free-spirited childhood in the Northwest for much of her inspiration and work ethic. She works in a variety of mediums, from watercolor and collage to fabric sculpture. Phoebe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and currently lives in Bellingham, Washington. Visit her at phoebewahl.com Follow her on Instagram at @phoebewahl


"Wahl makes both characters distinctive and sympathetic, and devotes loving attention to every spread." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"An absolute treasure for anyone who has ever moved." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "An affecting story about loss and starting over." --The Horn Book, Starred Review "An emotionally resonant picture book." --Booklist, Starred Review This powerfully relevant, moving portrayal of a loving single-parent family during a period of unexpected change and transition is a must-have. --School Library Journal, Starred Review The Blue House is an immensely satisfying picture book about a family acclimating to a big change." --BookPage "Refreshing.... This is a pragmatic alternative to Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House, and kids will be glad to see that Leo and his dad negotiate their changing neighborhood. Make sure audiences get a look at opening and closing endpapers to see where Leo's move took him." --The Bulletin

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