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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (March 27 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763651079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763651077
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 26.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cayley School Book Fairy on April 23 2012
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This is a lovely book. The text by Ted Kooser and the art work by Jon Klassen are a perfect marriage for this captivating, sometimes sad, haunting and lovely story of reclamation and rebirth. A must have for any elementary school library. Perfect for talking about Earth Day.

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I found the story a little creepy, kind of sad for a children's book. The Jon Klassen illustrations are the main reason I purchased this book and they do not disappoint.
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A Full Meal of Nature and Family from Pulitzer-winning Poet April 15 2012
By David Crumm - Published on Amazon.com
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Pulitzer-winning former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's birthday is close to Earth Day. To be precise, Kooser was born on April 25 way back in 1939, long before anyone thought of the annual observance. Nevertheless, Kooser has been writing about the tangled relationships between our lives and the natural world throughout his career. Now, he gives us this wonderful picture book for children (and the adults who love them). The new book is memorable partly because its story is so simple: A family grows up in a sterile suburban yard with a perfectly manicured lawn, the children grow up, the father ages, the home is abandoned--and native trees soon reclaim the place like rising pillars of some ancient temple.

Of course, followers of Kooser's work through the decades might read this new book as an offshoot of Kooser's earlier family memoir, Lights on a Ground of Darkness: An Evocation of a Place and Time. Anyone who knows Kooser's poetry and especially his family memoir immediately will recognize his voice within these new pages so beautifully illustrated by Jon Klassen.

Kooser wrote the earlier Lights on a Ground at the point when his own family was vanishing and their familiar haunts were fading. No, none of his family had a house consumed by trees, but Kooser makes it clear in his memoir that our human lives and our favorite family stories are woven through the places we love.

He opens the memoir with a poem to his late mother, Vera Delores Moser Kooser: "Mid April already, and the wild plums bloom at the roadside, a lacy white against the exuberant, jubilant green of new grass and the dusty, fading black of burned-out ditches. No leaves, not yet ..." But clearly those leaves are coming in "the month of my birth ... the best month to be born in," Kooser writes. And how does he remember his mother best? By moving some of the irises she loved over to his own yard. Soon, they will blossom in the "feast" of spring. Then, he writes to his mother: "Were it not for the way you taught me to look at the world, to see the life at play in everything, I would have to be lonely forever."

What an elegy! For that reason, in recommending House Held up by Trees today, we also urge readers to pick up Kooser's Lights on a Ground. Together, the two books are a full meal, as Kooser might put it, about the ephemeral quality of family, the ever-changing nature of place--and the potent place of nature in preserving what is best in all of us.
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A wonderful book about how nature can lift us up March 31 2012
By Terry Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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You will enjoy "House Held Up By Trees" by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen. The story is told in the simple and beautiful style of Kooser's poetry, so adults and children will enjoy this tale of how nature can lift us up. I don't write a lot of book reviews (I've written only one other for a book by John Yamrus), but I simply had to let readers know about his wonderful work. I don't have grandchildren yet, but when I do, one of the first stories I will read to them will be "House Held Up By Trees." - Terry Jude Miller
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Nice book, but... April 1 2013
By S. R. Sopha - Published on Amazon.com
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This had the opportunity to be a really fun book, but the writing is difficult to get through. It just doesn't flow very well. The illustration is very nice and the atmosphere of the book is good, but the wording is odd.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful poet not wonderful children's book author May 1 2012
By Beverley R. Enright - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Ted Kooser's poetry, and I wish there were more of that in this book. But there is too much prose. There is a bit of magic, but mostly the voice is too objective and cool. The illustrations are beautiful.
Beautiful and haunting prose May 26 2014
By Kathy Maskell - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought this book as a gift for my son's pre-k teacher. It has a quiet, beautiful cadence that my son loved, and tells a story of love, loss, and memory.

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