by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith


The dynamic duo of Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Lane Smith team up to tell a delightful story about a boy and a girl who explore an abandoned house and imagine who might have lived there in A House That Once Was.


Deep in the woods
is a house
just a house
that once was
but now isn't 
a home.


Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?


Two children set off to find the answers, piecing together clues found, books left behind, forgotten photos, discarded toys, and creating their own vision of those who came before.

A House That Once Was

SKU: 9781626723146
  • ISBN-13: 9781626723146
    ISBN-10: 1626723141
    Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
    Publish Date: May 2018
    Page Count: 48
    Reading Level: Ages 4-7


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