By Carson Ellis

Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a beautifully imaginative tribute to the many possibilities of home.

The picture book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, this is a gorgeous, imaginative celebration of the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house in the country, a flat in the city, or even a shoe. There are clean homes, messy homes, sea homes and bee homes. Home resides on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. This loving look at the places where people live brims with intriguing characters and is a visual treat that demands many a return visit.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406365795
  • Published: 02 Jun 2016
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 300 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'A soul-warming treat.' The Bookseller

'A beautifully crafted, whimsical and self-indulgent exploration of the concept of home, bouncing back and forth between a romanticised observation of reality and luscious fantasy worlds.' Inis Reading Guide 2015, Children's books Ireland

'What emerges is a playful and tender reminder that however different our walks of life — we are united by our deep desire for a place to call home.' Brainpickings

'The book is a love letter, in many ways, to architecture...' Kirkus Reviews

'Visually accomplished' Kirkus reviews

'Unusual and beautiful, stunningly designed.' The Bookseller

'… the book is also an ode to the very notion of home—and where creatures in the world find comfort.' Kirkus Reviews

'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.' Children's Books Ireland

'… glorious piece of book-creation.' Children's Books Ireland

'A sweet reminder that despite our different walks of life, we have in common a shared longing to belong.' Brainpickings

'With its rich illustrations and stunning design, this picture book pays homage to the intrinsic beauty of this art form and is a treat for children and discerning parents alike.' Inis Reading Guide 2015, Children's Books Ireland

'Ellis presents a dreamy, painterly meditation on the diversity and range of dwellings around the world and across time and imagination.' The Horn Book Magazine

'It’s a work that confers classic gifts: time to look and time to wonder.' Publishers Weekly

'Her sly humor and irreverent spirit only endear her to kids and grown-ups alike.' New York Times Sunday Book Review

'With the turn of every page, the definition of “home” broadens.' New York Times Sunday Book Review

'[...] this is an imaginative celebration of the many possibilities of home. [...] This loving look at the places where people live brims with intriguing characters and is a visual treat that demands many a return visit.' Surrey Advertiser, Junior News & Mail, Aldershot News and Mail

'It is a beautiful picture book showing us over twenty different homes [...] This book is a feast for the imagination and a wonderful way to introduce young children to the amazing variety of places that both humans and animals have called home.' Carousel

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