Home by Jeannie Baker
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A family.
A house.
A neighborhood.
A place to play.
A place to feel safe.

Little by little, baby Tracy grows. She and her neighbors begin to rescue their street. Together, children and adults plant grass and trees and bushes in the empty spaces. They paint murals over old graffiti. They stop the cars. Everything begins to blossom.

In Jeannie Baker's striking, natural collages, an urban community reclaims its land. A drab city street becomes a living, thriving neighborhood -- a place to call home.

 

About Jeannie Baker

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Jeannie Baker is the author-artist of a number of distinguished picture books. Window, the companion book to Home, was a School Library Journal Best Book, a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, a Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year, a Young Australian Best Book, and was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her other books include Home in the Sky, an ALA Notable Book, and Where the Forest Meets the Sea, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and the recipient of an IBBY Honor Award and a Friends of the Earth Award in Great Britain. Jeannie Baker makes her home in Sydney, Australia.
 
Published March 16, 2004 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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The ingenious staging of miniature collage constructions creates a 3-D effect that humanizes the urban changes that transform the community into a place that’s “home.” The author’s note expresses her tenet and belief that “communities are finding ways that their streets can once again become part...

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The Guardian

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In Home, which is told in the third person but from a Boughton perspective, we see Ames as an angrier, less charitable man, and we know that Jack is actually nervous of him and desperate for his approval.

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Publishers Weekly

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There is no doubt that Fran ois Payard can conjure up complex French desserts: he does it every day at his eponymous p tisserie and bistro in New York City.

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In last night's installment of CBS's The Good Wife, "Long Way Home," Alicia (Julianna Margulies) must once again represent Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), this time as he faces the outcome of a sexual harassment suit.

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The Independent

Campaigners have been left baffled and angry by a long-awaited review of extradition arrangements which found the current treaty between the US and the UK is balanced and fair.

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Oregon Live

I thought of Ma, whispering that same stop, stop, stop to our father.

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Oregon Live

Stewart's new book on the epidemic of lying in America is timely and uses recent cases -- Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby, Barry Bonds and Bernie Madoff -- to show how perjury and false statements are overwhelming the legal system and every aspect of our culture.

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Oregon Live

A prolific journalist and critic, Phelps loved Salter's short novel "A Sport and a Pastime" and wrote Salter an admiring letter in 1969 that praised the book and two films Salter was involved with as writer ("Downhill Racer") and director ("Three").

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Portland Book Review

The authors divide the recipes into three sections: cake doughnuts, raised doughnuts and old-fashioned doughnuts.

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Time Out New York

Bill Douglas' trilogy succeeds in evoking a genuine sense of compassion for the characters in these harsh tales of his childhood in the Scottish mining village...

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The Advocate

Voters in 2002 approved a tax swap, named for then-state Rep. Vic Stelly, No Party-Lake Charles, that repealed the state sales tax on grocery and utilities in exchange for revamping state income tax brackets to offset the loss of tax revenue.

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The Advocate

State and federal officials met Wednesday to go over hurricane preparedness plans in Baton Rouge just as the National Hurricane Center increased the possibility that a low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean could become a tropical storm in the next two days.

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The Advocate

The congressman said he has listened to the recording of a FEMA representative telling parish officials, “The corps has nothing to do with this.” The FEMA representative “knowingly allowed the parish to continue under the misapprehension that the parish did not need to involve the corps — a misun...

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The Advocate

City-parish officials on Tuesday disputed fired Police Chief Dewayne White’s claim this week that the Police Department is unlikely to come out from under a decades-old federal consent decree that forbids discriminatory hiring practices against black people and women.

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The Advocate

The state inspector general is being asked to look into a complaint that two members of the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board responded to a Nov. 5 meeting roll call by saying “I’s here” and “I’s here, too.” Former board member Freddie Phillips, who is black, said the comments were aimed at him.

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The Advocate

Public school teachers who get poor evaluations even though their students scored well could get special consideration, state Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

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The Advocate

Chas Roemer, president of the board, said the superintendent got the second-highest rating of four — effective/proficient, which is defined as meeting between 75 percent and 99 percent of goals.

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The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Monday his office is “reassessing” its case against Shelna Matamoros in the 2006 asphyxiation death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter now that Cedric Matamoros Sr.

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The Advocate

Mike Edmonson will co-chair the study committee that Jindal formed through an executive order to “identify and implement improvements.” The four-page order directs state agencies to participate in the study group.

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Bay Area Bites

Once you know the basic chemistry of baking and have a feel for how different baked goods work, you can mess around with your recipes, more than you might think.

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HitFix

Alicia suggests that Caitlin will want to go back to work one day and will regret the time away, and while she's flourished at Lockhart Gardner, I do wonder if it would have ever occurred to her to return to the law (at least, before both kids were off to college) if it hadn't been for Peter's ar...

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Fred Beauford

As a former high school drama student from a nondescript California suburb, I knew that Samuel Beckettt was very famous as a world class playwright and the author of Waiting for Godot, a play I was convinced was a great play only because I had been told it was a great play, not having actual...

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The Fresh loaf

Not to pick apart every recipe but for me to be able to trust the book as written or for that matter even with the “errata”, there needs to be consistency in each recipe as to what the ingredients weigh.

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