The Great Blue House by Kate Banks

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An award-winning team again join their talents When summer ends, a family pack their suitcases and bid the big blue house farewell. All seems quiet. But soon the leaves change color; then comes the snow. A cat creeps into the house and curls up in the woodbox. A mouse tucks himself into a cupboard. When spring comes, the garden awakens, and by summer the house is bustling with human life once more.
This unusual story about a summer house that welcomes all sorts of guests in the off-season celebrates the rhythm and cycle of the seasons, and reminds us all that we share our world – even our homes – with other living creatures.

About Kate Banks

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Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben are the author and artist of several picture books, including And If the Moon Could Talk, an ALA Notable Book, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Ms. Banks lives in the South of France, and Mr. Hallensleben lives in Paris, France.
Published August 10, 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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With their signature simplicity and gentle insight, this accomplished picture-book team lyrically presents the life cycle of a house in nature.

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In books such as The Night Worker and The Cat Who Walked Across France , Banks and Hallensleben draw attention to small details and things that happen while people are sleeping or distracted.

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