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Julia's House for Lost Creatures (Hardcover)

By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$18.99
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This is my favorite picture book. The illustrations alone are beautiful, rife with quirky and sneaky details, but coupled with the story, it just overflows with wonder. Julia has moved to a new home (on top of a turtle!) when all sorts of creatures turn up at the door. Rather than turn anyone away, Julia finds room for each and every one --big and small, lumpy and bumpy-- and though it takes a few tries, together they find harmony in their happy home. --Brittany

— From Brittany

Description


When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!

The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times Best-Selling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations.

About the Author


Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Praise For…


“Hatke fills the comic-book-style, picture-book-sized pages with lovely watercolor illustrations of a menagerie of creatures . . . Imaginative tots will love Julia's resourcefulness and hospitality.” —Booklist

“From the author of Zita the Spacegirl comes an enjoyable blend of picture book, graphic novel, and fairy tale prose . . . The gentle flow of the story will draw in readers, and Julia's problem-solving will have them giggling as they nod along at her choices. A wonderful addition.” —School Library Journal

“Hatke steps from graphic novels (Zita the Spacegirl) to the picture-book format with aplomb, blending tropes from both worlds for a sweetly weird domestic adventure. Readers will want to move right in.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In his first picture book, Hatke (the Zita the Spacegirl series) crafts a funny, fantastical scenario with a girl hero in charge.” —Publisher's Weekly



Product Details
ISBN: 9781596438668
ISBN-10: 1596438665
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Julia's House