Home by Carson Ellis: It’s Anywhere You Want it to Be

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Cover image – Courtesy of Candlewick Press

Home

•   Targeted Audience: Preschool, Lower Elementary (Ages 4-8)
•    Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
•    Author/Illustrator: Carson Ellis
•    Publisher: Candlewick Press
•    Publication Date:February 24, 2015
•    Binding: Hardcover
•    Dimensions: 10″ x .12″
•    Printing: Full Color
•    Length:40 Pages
•    Retail: $16.99
•    ISBN: 978-0763665296

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HOME. Text and Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Carson Ellis, Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

How This Book Came to Be

Carson Ellis had been illustrating other authors’ books for nearly ten years when she decided it was about time she wrote and illustrated her own book. She liked the thought of letting the illustrations tell the story rather than telling the story first and then illustrating it. The idea came to her to write Home because she loves looking at architectural styles and drawing different types of buildings. What better buildings to draw than houses? And what more variety of buildings can there be than houses?

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HOME. Text and Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Carson Ellis, Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

Home Sweet Home

indexHome can be a house in the country, an apartment or even a palace. It can be a clean or messy home, short or tall home, Home can be living on the road or even underwater, in a shoe or a house on the moon. Home can be wherever you want it to be – real or imagined.

HOME. Text and Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Carson Ellis, Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

A Visual Wonderland of a Book

Starting with its roomy trim size, (10″ x 12″) Home makes a bold statement. The cover is so inviting that Candlewick Press chose to feature it on their Spring 2015 Catalog. Carson uses goucahe and ink on watercolor paper for her illustrations and even hand letters the simple text. The book is printed on sturdy matte paper, and with each sizable two-page spread comes an awe-inspiring reading and visual experience. Her creativity in depicting houses from real to absurd inspires readers’ imaginations to soar to new heights.

 

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HOME. Text and Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Carson Ellis, Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

Why You Should Buy This Book

Home teaches children that people live in many different ways and many different places. Young children love looking for little details in illustrations, and they’re sure to find them here. You’ll be smitten with the way Carson Ellis uses people and animals in her pictures. Her sheer creativity in the different structures she comes up with and the humans and animals who occupy them is extraordinary. Home is beautiful and whimsical and just a perfect, original picture book that entertains, educates and delights.

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About the Author

artistCarson Ellis previously illustrated The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket and Dillweed’s Revenge by Florence Parry Heide. She also collaborated with her husband, Colin Meloy, on the best-selling Wildwood series. Carson Ellis lives with her family outside Portland, Oregon.

Further Learning

  1. Read the Author’s Note.
  2. Learn more about different cultures on Time for Kids.
  3. Get some ideas about teaching architecture to kids from KinderArt.

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