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House Held Up by Trees
Author: Ted Kooser

ISBN: 9781406359923
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 27.0 x 0.3
Description:
From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser and multiple-award-winning Jon Klassen comes a poignant tale of loss, change and nature's quiet triumph.

When the house was new, not a single tree remained on its perfect lawn to give shade from the sun. The children in the house trailed the scent of wild trees to neighbouring lots, where thick bushes offered secret places to play. When the children grew up and moved away, their father, alone in the house, continued his battle against blowing seeds, plucking out sprouting trees - until one day he, too, moved away. Then, as the empty house began its decline, the trees began to take over. At once wistful and exhilarating, this lovely, lyrical story evokes the inexorable passage of time - and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up.

About the Author

Ted Kooser was the Pulitzer Prize-winning US Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006. The author of twelve full-length volumes of poetry and several non-fiction works, as well as contributor to many periodicals, he lives in Nebraska.

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