Building Our House

Building Our House

By: Jonathan Bean
Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2013

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In this unique book for kids who love tools, trucks, and construction sites, readers join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country. Mom and Dad are going to make the new house themselves, starting from scratch. From empty lot to finished home, every stage of their year-and-a-half-long project is here. And at every step their lucky kids are watching and getting their hands dirty, on page after page brimming with machines, vehicles, and all kinds of house-making activities, including foundation digging, frame raising, and, of course, moving day.

As he imagines it through the eyes of his older sister, this is Jonathan Bean's retelling of his own family's true experience, and includes an afterword with photographs from the author's collection.

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