In Our Mothers' House by Patricia PolaccoIn Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco

In Our Mothers' House

byPatricia PolaccoIllustratorPatricia Polacco

Hardcover | April 30, 2009

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Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. But some of the other families don?t accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meema?s house is full of love. And they teach their children that different doesn?t mean wrong. And no matter how many moms or dads they have, they are everything a family is meant to be.

Here is a true Polacco story of a family, living by their own rules, and the strength they gain by the love they feel.

"I was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1944. Soon after my birth I lived in Williamston, Michigan and then moved onto my grandparents farm in Union City, Michigan."I lived on the farm with my mom and Grandparents until 1949. That is when my Babushka (my grandmother) died and we prepared to move away from Michigan. I must say that living o...
Title:In Our Mothers' HouseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11.25 × 8.81 × 0.4 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039925076X

ISBN - 13:9780399250767

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read I love this story and how it is told with love. It is such an important way to teach our children that families can look different but it is still a family full of love.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book with important messages My daughter loves this book and I appreciated that it allowed me to bring up important subjects with her in a very natural way. It's nice to have books that represent different kinds of families and the challenges people face.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polacco, a proven author An outstanding book. There are more and more books on this topic but very few are able to satisfy high standard of a successful children ''s book.
Date published: 2016-12-19