The Lost and Found House by Michael Cadnum

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We all saw the new house, in the new town far away, months ago, but now I can hardly imagine it. It's moving day. The empty house the family leaves behind is filled with memories watching TV curled up on the sofa, the space by the street where the pepper tree blew down, the dents on the stairs where the roller skates tumbled down all by themselves. At the new house a rubber ball hides in the tall grass and an orange Frisbee sails over the fence, thrown by strangers who might someday turn out to be friends. A lyrical text and soft-hued, intimate paintings capture the experience of a first move through a child's eyes.
 

About Michael Cadnum

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Michael Cadnum is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for adults and young adults, including the contemporary novels Rundown, Heat, and Edge (all Viking) and the historical novel In a Dark Wood (Orchard/Puffin). Michael Cadnum lives in Albany, California. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.Lou Fancher lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Steve Johnson lives in Minneapolis, MN.
 
Published October 1, 1997 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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As movers haul away furniture, the narrator tries to picture his family's new house, but although he has seen it months earlier, ""it has no color and it keeps changing shape."" His uncertainty deepens during the overnight journey to the new house, and his initial exploration isn't immediately re...

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