A Little House in a Big Place

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A young girl lives in a little house in the middle of the wide-open space of the plains. She doesn’t have much to keep her entertained, but twice a day—morning and night—a train comes over the horizon and speeds by her little house. Each time the train goes by, she stands at her window and waves to the engineer running the train, and he waves back to her. “But his wave and her wave together made a home in her heart.” This twice daily connection goes on for a long time, until one day the engineer throws something from the train for the girl, and after that comes a different engineer. Things change. The girl grows up and leaves the little house.

Author Alison Acheson has written a sweet, quiet story of the simple pleasure of human connection. Her lovely, lyrical text is supported by charming illustrations by Valériane Leblond in gentle colors that capture the tone of the story and are filled with pretty details to keep youngsters’ eyes on the pages. This is the kind of picture book that youngsters will ask to have read to them over and over. Don’t miss it.

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Author Alison Acheson • Valériane LeBlond, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publish Date 2019-05-07
ISBN 9781771389129
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Issue May 2019
Category Children's


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