Home: A Journey Through America

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byThomas Locker

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Home. In this unique volume, prominent American writers from the past and present - Willa Cather, Henry David Thoreau, Eloise Greenfield - give voice to the region of the country each calls home. Thomas Locker's lavish oil paintings accompany each passage, transporting the reader from the crashing waves of the Pacific coast to the bluebonnet fields of the Texas prairie. Come along on a spectacular journey through our home - America.

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Home. In this unique volume, prominent American writers from the past and present - Willa Cather, Henry David Thoreau, Eloise Greenfield - give voice to the region of the country each calls home. Thomas Locker's lavish oil paintings accompany each passage, transporting the reader from the crashing waves of the Pacific coast to the blue...

THOMAS LOCKER has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the companion titles Water Dance and Mountain Dance. He lives in Stuyvesant, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.24 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152024522

ISBN - 13:9780152024529

Appropriate for ages: 6

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Grade 3 Up-American landscapes as viewed via paintings and words. Locker and Christiansen have collected poetic and narrative views of scenes from across the continent by such well-known writers as Robert Frost, John Muir, and Washington Irving as well as modern writers such as Pat Mora, Jane Yolen, and Joseph Bruchac. The oil paintings, in true Lockerian tradition, reflect an inner view of landscape, one reminiscent of early British painters who came to paint American scenes but made each of them look like home. This romanticized approach, relying not on accuracy, perspective, or detail, but rather on creating a mood, may appeal to adults but the use of the same color palette, massive cloud effects, and little action will not capture the imagination or hold the interest of children.Ronald Jobe, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CanadaCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.