Format: Trade Paperback
Published: July 14, 2003
Publisher: Candlewick Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0763619841
ISBN - 13: 9780763619848
About the Book
This reassuring classic for younger children which addresses separation and divorce and helps kids embrace even the most difficult of changes is now in paperback. Full color.
From the Publisher
"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce
will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or
child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly
satisfying. - BOOKLIST (starred review)
At Mommy's house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy's house, Alex has
a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and
lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or
with Daddy, one thing always stays the same - Alex is loved. The
gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what
is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations,
depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly
establish Alex's place in both of them. TWO HOMES will help
children - and parents - embrace even the most difficult of changes
with an open and optimistic heart.
About the Author
Claire Masurel is the author of numerous books for children,
including TOO BIG, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama. TWO HOMES is her
first book for Candlewick Press. She wrote the story after talking
to a child who was sad about her parents' recent divorce. She says,
"To comfort her, I talked about her two homes, and all the many
she could do in them. It was a positive way of helping her accept
the changes in her life, focusing not on what was missed, but on
the abundance of good times - and love - that she would continue to
share with her mom and dad."
Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of A CHILD''S TREASURY OF
NURSERY RHYMES and two books by Margaret Park Bridges - IF I WERE
YOUR FATHER and IF I WERE YOUR MOTHER. TWO HOMES is her first book
for Candlewick Press. She says, "Alex talks about simple things
like toothbrushes, bedrooms, and friends - and they are all special
because they are part of the love Alex feels in both homes. I tried
to show that love in the illustrations."
"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offering as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one.... Simple, yet profoundly satisfying."