Poppy's House

Poppy's House

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A warm story of the bond between young and old that evokes the wild, windswept banks of Newfoundland--and the joys of a traditional way of life.

In a picture book as cozy as wool socks and as sweeping as a lighthouse beam, a little girl takes a ferry to an island to spend time with her Poppy. After fresh-baked bread for breakfast, the two tidy up, garden, and set out to explore together. They pass docks and green hills specked with puffins, counting their favorite things along the way: masts, animal tracks, silvery waves. At the end of each day, they snuggle on Poppy's worn velvet armchair to read by lantern light. When it's time to travel home, the little girl begins counting the days until she and Poppy will be together again. A patchwork of exquisitely patterned and textured art evokes a traditional quilt in this ode to coastal Canada and to the days spent with an attentive, caring older person.

Author: Karla Courtney
Publisher: Walker Books Us
Published: 06/07/2022
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.01lbs
Size: 10.50h x 9.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781536211528
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2022