The Fathers Are Coming Home by Margaret Wise Brown

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“It is nighttime and the fathers are coming home.”

So begins this lyrical tribute to all the fathers everywhere who come home to their children—from the rabbit father who hops home to his little bunnies, to the dog father who comes home to his puppies. A never-before published work from one of children’s literature’s greatest writers and masterfully illustrated by a New York Times bestselling artist, this poignant story concludes with a young boy whose father is a sailor coming home from the sea to his son.
 

About Margaret Wise Brown

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Margaret Wise Brown's contribution to children's literature is legendary.  Her many popular titles include Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny and The Little Fur Family and she was one of the best-selling children's writers of all time.
 
Published April 27, 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Spread by spread, animal fathers make their way home to their little ones, concluding with a sailor coming home to his little boy.

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Each page focuses on a different creature—“The fish father swims home to his little fish that live in the gurgling brook.” The illustrations convey emotion through deft line work and subtle changes in color and texture.

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