Written by Carson Ellis
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A Reader Review Panel Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Jack Radford, aged 3 Home – it could be a house in the country, a flat, a wigwam, or even an old boot. This beautiful book has fun with the notion of home and each page illustrates a different type of dwelling, and resident too (Norse god to Japanese businessman). It ends with a depiction of the author’s own home, her studio full of items that have appeared in the previous pages! It’s beautiful to look at and demands readers respond, directly asking ‘where is your home?’ and indirectly inviting us to linger over the pictures, picking out the details and imagining life in this array of very different dwelling places. ~ Andrea Reece
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- James McNicol, age 5 - 'A charming children’s book.'
- Eleanor Limbert, age 5 - 'The book is about lots of different houses and lots of different people. The houses are really good because they have lots of different parts to them and makes you think about where other people live.'
Home by Carson Ellis
Home might be a house in the country, a flat in the city, or even a shoe. Home resides on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the space where the artist created this book. A soulful meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, famed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie folk-rock band The Decemberists.
. -- Andrea Reece Love Reading 4 Kids The book is a love letter, in many ways, to architecture, something Carson thinks about a lot. -- Julie Danielson Kirkus Every page opening is a surprise and a delight, and even after many viewings, this panoply of dwelling places continues to enthrall and intrigue the viewer. -- Valerie Coughlan Children's books Ireland ... glorious piece of book-creation. -- Valerie Coughlan Children's Books Ireland What emerges is a playful and tender reminder that however different our walks of life - what contrast there is between the Slovakian duchess's mansion and the Kenyan blacksmith's shack, between the babushka's kitchen and the artist's studio! - we are united by our deep desire for a place to call home. -- Maria Popover Brainpickings Ellis presents a dreamy, painterly meditation on the diversity and range of dwellings around the world and across time and imagination. -- Sarah Ellis The Horn Book Magazine It's a work that confers classic gifts: time to look and time to wonder. Publishers Weekly With the turn of every page, the definition of home broadens. -- John Lithgow New York Times Sunday Book Review Her sly humor and irreverent spirit only endear her to kids and grown-ups alike. -- John Lithgow New York Times Sunday Book Review There has been a boom in non-fiction, as publishers realise that facts can be fabulously illustrated. Symptomatic is Carson Ellis
[...] with strikingly elegant retro images. The Sunday Times
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