Knopf Books for Young Readers The Blue House
Knopf Books for Young Readers The Blue House

The Blue House

By Phoebe Wahl

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Publication Date: August 11, 2020

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

In the tradition of Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House comes a heartfelt story about a father and son learning to accept the new while honoring and celebrating the old.

For as long as he can remember, Leo has lived in the blue house with his dad, but lately the neighborhood is changing. People are leaving, houses are being knocked down, and shiny new buildings are going up in their place. When Leo and his dad are forced to leave, they aren’t happy about it. They howl and rage and dance out their feelings. When the time comes, they leave the blue house behind—there was never any choice, not really—but little by little, they find a way to keep its memory alive in their new home.

About the Author

PHOEBE WAHL’s work focuses on themes of comfort, nostalgia, and intimacy with nature. She grew up unschooled in Washington State and credits her free-spirited childhood in the Northwest for much of her inspiration and work ethic. She works in a variety of mediums, from watercolor and collage to fabric sculpture. Phoebe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and currently lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Visit her at phoebewahl.com

Follow her on Instagram at @phoebewahl

Author Residence: Bellingham, Washington

Author Hometown: Bellingham, Washintgon

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: August 11, 2020

ISBN: 9781984893369

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