THE SOMEDAY HOUSE by Anne Shelby
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THE SOMEDAY HOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This flight of imagination by Shelby (Homeplace, 1995, etc.) has a poignant cast. ""Someday,"" promises the narrator, ""we'll live in a house on a mountain. We'll sit on the roof and fill the sky with bubbles."" ""Someday, we'll live in a house by the sea,"" or above a bakery, underground, even in space, and somehow, the melancholy implication is that there is no home just now. Folding warm colors together, Litzinger gives her paintings a cheerful aspect that lightens the tone rather than fighting it; three children, each with a different skin color, smile, and play in and around a small house that is adapted to different situations and is last seen with DNA-like strings of extra rooms twisting above the roof. Pair this with Eve Bunting's FlyAway Home (1991) or Elizabeth Hathorn's Way Home (1994) to set younger readers thinking.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1996
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard