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From critically acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award winning illustrator Lane Smith comes a delightful story about a boy and a girl who explore an abandoned house and imagine who might have lived there.

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Deep in the woods
is a house
just a house
that once was
but now isn’t
a home.

Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?

Two children set off to find the answers, piecing together clues found, books left behind, forgotten photos, discarded toys, and creating their own vision of those who came before.

Deep in the woods
is a house
just a house
that once was
but now isn’t
a home.

Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?

Two children set off to find the answers, piecing together clues found, books left behind, forgotten photos, discarded toys, and creating their own vision of those who came before.

Embark on your own adventure with these fun activities!

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Julie Fogliano is the New York Times–bestselling author of And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale, as well as the poetry collection, When Green Becomes Tomatoes. Recipient of the 2013 Ezra Jack Keats Award, her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Julie lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three children. When she is not folding laundry or wondering what to make for dinner, she is staring out the window waiting for a book idea to fly by. Learn more about Julie's books at juliefoglianoisastar.com.

Lane Smith is the author and illustrator of Caldecott Honor book Grandpa Green, runaway New York Times bestseller It's a Book, Kate Greenaway Medalist There Is a Tribe of Kids, and A Perfect Day, among others. He was named the 2012 Carle Artist and received the 2014 Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. He lives in an old house in Connecticut with the designer Molly Leach. Learn more about Lane's books at itsalanesmithbook.com.

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Date Time Location City, State
May 3, 2018 10:30am Julia Fogliano at Politics and Prose Washington, DC
May 5, 2018 2:00PM Julia Fogliano at St. Charles Library St. Louis, MO
May 8, 2018 2:30PM Julie Fogliano at Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore Cincinnati, OH
May 19, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM Julie Fogliano and Lane Smith at 18th St Books of Wonder New York, NY
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★"It is all perfectly seamless; words and art are interwoven in a dance that enchants. Inventive and lovely." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★"Acclaimed author Julie Fogliano offers up lyrical, free verse text that blends stunningly with Caldecott Honor winner Lane Smith's amazing illustrations to create a timeless feel and an outstanding picture book."—Booklist, starred review

★"Stirring to the eye and the spirit, this evocative book repays frequent readings. Perfect for one-on-one sharing."—School Library Journal, starred review

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