A Home in the Barn

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Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown's words are brought to beautiful life by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney. This must-have for every child’s library is perfect for cozy wintertime readings.

This never-before-published picture book from beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown tells the comforting, snowy story of animals seeking shelter from the cold in a big warm barn. An Indie Next List Pick!

Margaret Wise Brown's classic picture books inlcude Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, Big Red Barn, and many more.

Jerry Pinkney was "widely acclaimed for his picture books honoring his Black heritage as well as for his richly detailed works reimagining well-loved fairy and folktales," noted Publishers Weekly. His version of The Lion & the Mouse by Aesop was awarded the Caldecott Medal, and his books also received five Caldecott Honor citations. He was recognized with two lifetime achievement awards: the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award) and the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Award.

Outside in the cold, hear the wind rattle, come to the barn, keep warm with the cattle...

Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.

Jerry Pinkney was one of America’s most admired children’s book illustrators. He won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other prizes and honors


“A glorious tribute to Brown’s timeless classic.” -Booklist (starred review)

“The gentle, descriptive text and appealing illustrations succeed in establishing an atmosphere of a warm, crowded, noisy barn where everyone is safe and sheltered.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Brown describes the cozy animal activity with reassuring, repeating lines… [and] like the barn itself, Pinkney’s paintings offer a warm refuge for readers to return to.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A particularly good bedtime read.” -The Horn Book

 





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