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House Held Up By Trees

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House Held Up By Trees

16.99

written by Ted Kooser, illustrated by Jon Klassen

A beautiful, lyrical story from Pulitzer prize winning poet Ted Kooser and I Want My Hat Backillustrator Jon Klassen. When the house was new, not a single tree or seedling remained in its perfect lawn. The children who lived there followed the scent of wild trees to neighboring lots. In the summer, the flowers on the trees would drop away and blow into the yard. The father would trim the seedlings and keep his yard looking pristine. When the children grew up and moved away, their father kept at his yard, but after many years even he grew tired. Now, as the empty house begins to decline, the seeds, shoots and trees approach once more. Wistful and exhilarating, this story evokes the unavoidable passage of time and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up. This story will lay roots in your heart.

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written by Ted Kooser, illustrated by Jon Klassen

A beautiful, lyrical story from Pulitzer prize winning poet Ted Kooser and I Want My Hat Backillustrator Jon Klassen. When the house was new, not a single tree or seedling remained in its perfect lawn. The children who lived there followed the scent of wild trees to neighboring lots. In the summer, the flowers on the trees would drop away and blow into the yard. The father would trim the seedlings and keep his yard looking pristine. When the children grew up and moved away, their father kept at his yard, but after many years even he grew tired. Now, as the empty house begins to decline, the seeds, shoots and trees approach once more. Wistful and exhilarating, this story evokes the unavoidable passage of time and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up. This story will lay roots in your heart.