The House of Joyful Living

The House of Joyful Living

Book - 2008
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High on the roof of an apartment building is a garden where neighbors come to laugh, to dance, and to share - stories of helping others, breakfasts of challah and herring, and, once a summer, a Roof Party! Surrounded by loving adults, a girl with cabbage curls feels she lives "on top of the world - in paradise." But something is about to change. Mama's belly is growing bigger - and bigger! Can the girl share her mama and papa, and her wonderful rooftop world, with a new baby? Based on the author's own New York City childhood, this warm and spirited story - with bold art in the style of public murals - is a joyous and heartfelt celebration of community. The House of Joyful Living is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374334291
Branch Call Number: j PO SCHOTTER
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Widener, Terry


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