Home at Last

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.6 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061349737

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About the Author

Vera B. Williams began her career in children's books by illustrating Hooray for Me!, written by Remy Charlip with Lilian Moore. Her beloved A Chair for My Mother won multiple awards, including a Caldecott Honor, and "More, More, More," Said the Baby also received a Caldecott Honor. Vera B. Williams was the recipient of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award; she was awarded the 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature; and she was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Vera B. Williams died on October 16, 2015, shortly before this book was completed.

Chris Raschka is the creator of many distinguished and award-winning books for children. He has received two Caldecott Medals--one for The Hello, Goodbye Window, written by Norton Juster, and one for his own A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016 and has been awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation five times. He lives in New York City with his family.

Reviews

"Williams' heartfelt text, published posthumously, supports Raschka's expressive illustrations to tell the story of a child adopted by two dads. ... Raschka's paintings add emotional depth to the setbacks, miscommunications, and moments of joy. ...A book to welcome into all kinds of homes."--Kirkus Reviews
"A real portrait of the family emerges and doesn't shy away from difficult aspects. ...In their watercolor pictures, Williams and Raschka engage this specificity and intimacy further, with cozy, limber shaping that recalls Margot Zemach and big, beautiful hands for the dads, ready to protect and comfort their son."--The Horn Book
"This story by the legendary author, completed shortly before she died, is her usual combination of homey and humane...Raschka's sunny watercolor illustrations are bursting with undefined over busyness that sometimes makes details hard to discern, but the joy and warmth remain a constant even during Lester's struggle."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Full of tender everyday moments, Raschka's sunny, loosely stroked painting lull readers into Lester's new life. ...Wiliams's gift was capturing candid moments of pure love, and this, her final story before her death in 2015, offers a string of them."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)