A story of how to make a house a home.
We are excited to welcome back Eliza Wheeler as she introduces us to her newest book, Home in the Woods. Her beautiful artwork introduces us to a family that is working hard to make a home during the Great Depression and we are hoping Home in the Woods will be the book to make Eliza a Caldecott winner! Eliza will read from her book, share a little bit of art, and then sign books.
This special story has inspired us to host a donation drive of non-perishable foods to our local food bank. Please consider bringing items to donate or consider donating directly.
If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below.
About the Book: This stunningly beautiful picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother's childhood and pays homage to a family's fortitude as they discover the meaning of home.
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.
About the Author: Eliza Wheeler is the bestselling illustrator-author of Miss Maple's Seeds and has illustrated numerous books for children, including Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones (Holly Black), Wherever You Go, and When You Are Brave (Pat Zietlow Miller), and John Ronald's Dragons: Story of J.R.R. Tolkien (Catherine McAlister). She received the prestigious Sendak Fellowship award in 2017. Her new book, Home In The Woods, is based on her grandmother’s childhood, living in a tar-paper shack in northern Wisconsin. Eliza and her husband Adam live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.