A House That Once Was

A House That Once Was Review

Deep in the woodsis a housejust a housethat once wasbut now isn’t a home.Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?Two children set off to find the answers, piecing together clues found, boo...

Title:A House That Once Was
Edition Language:English

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  • Betsy

    When I was growing up there was an empty house across the street. A melancholy, haunted structure that seemed to wear its sadness like a badge. No one ever moved into it that I can recall, and the nei...

  • Laura Harrison

    I loved Fogliano's slightly overlooked yet perfect, When Green Becomes Tomatoes. A House that Once Was is a lovely poetry book. Poignant, quiet, atmospheric. Many discussions can arise as to why the h...

  • Earl

    I can't wait to share this book. Such a beautiful read. The rhythmic text will be perfect for read-alouds and bedtimes. It both soothes and creates a sort of mystery. The art builds upon the story. I ...

  • Leonard Kim

    I wish I liked this better. The first stanza/spread is a home run. What I am starting to think after this book and her previous couple (When's My Birthday? and Old Dog Baby Baby) is that Fogliano is a...

  • Annie

    I do love the sad mysterious ones. Although I’m not sure I would have thought it was sad when I was a kid. This makes me think of my favorite Margaret Wise Brown books. I love the way Julie Fogliano...

  • Leslie Reese

    This gem struck me as a poetic meditation on what an abandoned house is: a place that was once a home. A place where people lived life, dreamed dreams, and made memories. It wonders what happened that...

  • Rebecca

    Beautiful language by Julie Fogliano -- rhyming and not-quite-rhyming verse that begs to be read aloud. I can imagine having someone read this to me as a kid, and shivering with the mystery and possib...

  • Traci

    Clever and thoughtful describe this lilting poem about a house that was once a home. Written by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith and published by Roaring Brook Press.#PB #poem #rhyme #mustrea...

  • KC

    A boy and girl stumble upon an abandon house and imagine its former tenants. What I loved most about this book was how illustrator Lane Smith used two types of artwork to represent the past and presen...

  • GooseberryCompote

    This teaches kids that history is way cool, and why old stuff matters....