Little Brown Books for Young Readers The House Baba Built

I knew nothing could happen to us within those walls, in the house Baba built. In Ed Youngs childhood home in Shanghai, all was not as it seemed: a rocking chair became a horse; a roof became a roller rink; an empty swimming pool became a p...lace for riding scooters and bikes. The house his father built transformed as needed into a place to play hide-and-seek, to eat bamboo shoots, and to be safe. For outside the homes walls, China was at war. Soon the house held not only Ed and his four siblings but also friends, relatives, and even strangers who became family. The war grew closer, and Ed watched as planes flew overhead and frends joined the Chinese air force. But through it all, Eds childhood remained full of joy and imagination. This powerful, poignant, and exquisitely illustrated memoir is the story of one of our most beloved childrens illustrators and the house his baba built. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/3/2011 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Ed Young Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.37in length x 0.55in width x 11.96in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

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