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Home in the Woods
Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler
by Eliza Wheeler

First edition. Signed by Eliza Wheeler
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November 2019 Picture Book Selection | First Editions Club

New York, NY: Nancy Paulson Books

First Edition. Signed on the title page.

This stunningly beautiful picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother’s childhood and pays homage to a family’s fortitude as they discover the meaning of home.

Eliza Wheeler’s gorgeously illustrated book tells the story of what happens when six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mom must start all over again after their father has died. Deep in the woods of Wisconsin they find a tar-paper shack. It doesn’t seem like much of a home, but they soon start seeing what it could be. During their first year it’s a struggle to maintain the shack and make sure they have enough to eat. But each season also brings its own delights and blessings—and the children always find a way to have fun. Most importantly, the family finds immense joy in being together, surrounded by nature. And slowly, their little shack starts feeling like a true home—warm, bright, and filled up with love.

ELIZA WHEELER wrote and illustrated New York Times bestseller Miss Maple’s Seeds and has also illustrated several picture books (including This Is Our Baby, Born Today by Varsha Bajaj) and novels (including Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones by Holly Black). She grew up in northern Wisconsin in a family of teachers, musicians, and artists. Some of the strongest influences on her creativity have been the wild Wisconsin seasons, canoeing the Brule River, picking blueberries with her grandmother, and digging through the snow with her brothers. She received the SCBWI Los Angeles International Conference Portfolio Grand Prize for her artwork. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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