Home in the Woods
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.
Author’s note. Full-color illustrations created with dip pens, India ink, and watercolors.
JLG Release: Dec 2019
Awards & Honors
Booklist Top of the List - 2019
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist*, School Library Journal, The Horn Book Magazine*
School Library Journal
9" x 10"
Level 3.5; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A