SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKPEOPLE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBCA PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023A lavish and moving tribute to a beloved place in the vein of Hello Lighthouse from two-time Caldecott Medallist, Sophie Blackall
Step inside the dollhouse-like interior of Farmhouse
and relish the daily life of the family that lives there, rendered in impeccable, thrilling detail. Based on a real family and an actual farmhouse where Sophie salvaged facts and artefacts for the making of this spectacular work, page after page bursts with luminous detail and joy. Join the award-winning, bestselling Sophie Blackall as she takes readers on an enchanting visit to a farmhouse across time, to witness the way that history spins stories.
'Hums with life and the joys and tribulations of a large family ... The story itself is told in lilting text which reads so well aloud, and the accompanying illustrations are colourful and joyous. I loved this book without reservation' ReadingsPRAISE FOR SOPHIE BLACKALL:
'Painted with the featherlight touch that distinguishes Caldecott Medallist Blackall's work, this graceful account of a lighthouse keeper's life celebrates a lost era ... A jewel of a creation and a gift to those who dream of retreat' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY