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A stunning picture book about a family's connection to their land, their home, and each other--from the creators of My First Day.
Long ago, Grandfather came to a new land. Fish swam in the water, birds chirped in the sky, monkeys played in the trees. And in this wilderness, with his own two hands, Grandfather built a house.
It wasn't easy. But the land gave him what he needed. And it became his home. Decades later, his grandson will have all he needs: a head full of memories, two capable hands, and the heart to appreciate family, nature, and home. This picture book creates a warm symphony of conservation and the sacred bond between grandparent and child, perfect for baby showers, birthdays, and family celebrations.
About the Author
Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien are married book creators who live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Their first book in the United States, My First Day, received five starred reviews and was selected as a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. Find them at kaaillustration.com or @kaaillustration.
★ "[A] beautiful, surreal tale about learning how to have a respectful relationship with nature, thanks to the wisdom and efforts of one’s ancestors." —School Library Journal, starred review
★ "A mesmerizing and enthralling tribute." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "A vivid testament to working with, instead of against, the natural world." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This gentle story of family and living alongside nature is a shoo-in for an eco-themed storytime, but it’s equally suited to celebrating kids’ relationships with their grandparents." —The Bulletin
"Satisfying and thoughtful....gently suggests the potential benefits humans may reap in rethinking our relationship to the earth, to the climate, to the world." —Shelf Awareness
"Leave[s] readers with a call to action to spark conversations with parents and grandparents and to consider the importance of conservation." —The Horn Book