Sunday, August 11, 2013
Review: House Held Up By Trees (Kooser)
Title: House Held Up By Trees
Genre: Fiction, Picture Books, Family, Nature
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Ages: Kindergarten-3rd grades
This is just a beautiful book. That's about all I can say. Simply beautiful.
I think that grown ups might appreciate the sentiment behind the book more than kids, but there is something here for everyone.
From the Publisher:
From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser and rising talent Jon Klassen comes a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph.
When the house was new, not a single tree remained on its perfect lawn to give shade from the sun. The children in the house trailed the scent of wild trees to neighboring lots, where thick bushes offered up secret places to play. When the children grew up and moved away, their father, alone in the house, continued his battle against blowing seeds, plucking out sprouting trees. Until one day the father, too, moved away, and as the empty house began its decline, the trees began their approach. At once wistful and exhilarating, this lovely, lyrical story evokes the inexorable passage of time — and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up.