Two Homes

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Two Homes
Written by Claire Masurel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763619841
ISBN-13: 9780763619848
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Two Homes

author: Claire Masurel
illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton

A reassuring classic - now in paperback

At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same - Alex is loved. The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex’s place in both of them. Two Homes will help children - and parents - embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.

"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying." – Booklist (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$6.99 / $9.50
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763619841 /  9780763619848
on sale date:
07/2003
type/format:
Picture Books / Trade Paperback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 13/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
 
subjects:
Family; Social Issues; Boys & Men;
author’s comments:
Claire Masurel is the author of numerous books for children, including Too Big, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama. Two Homes is her first book for Candlewick Press. She wrote the story after talking to a child who was sad about her parents’ recent divorce. She says, "To comfort her, I talked about her two homes, and all the many things she could do in them. It was a positive way of helping her accept the changes in her life, focusing not on what was missed, but on the abundance of good times — and love — that she would continue to share with her mom and dad."
illustrator’s comments:
Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Bear and Mouse books, as well as Two Homes by Claire Masurel. Kady MacDonald Denton lives in Ontario.
 
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