1969 Children's Book, We Were Tired of Living in a House, Fiction, Weekly Reader, Illustrated, Classic, Nature, Animals, Environment

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1969 Children's Hardcover Book, We Were Tired of Living in a House, Fiction, Weekly Reader Book, Collectible, Illustrated, Classic, Nature, Animals, Environment

A wonderful children's hardcover book called We Were Tired of Living in a House by Liesel Moak Skorpen. The illustrations are done by Doris Burn. The book covers have a drawing of children living in a cave.

Sometimes, living in a house can be tiresome. So these siblings pack a bag and take a hike, to find another place. From a treehouse to a raft, a cave to a sandcastle -- each place seems perfect to them. That is until they tumble out of the treehouse, their raft sinks, they meet the bears who already live in the cave, and the tide turns them out of their sandcastle. Like Goldilocks, these three children search until they finally find the home that's "just right" -- the very house they left in the beginning. The house with Mom and Dad. For young children, this book makes for a satisfying read aloud, and the illustrations, with their unusual palette and strong compositions, effortlessly bridge the gap between reality and fantasy. This book is definitely a children's classic.

Liesel Moak Skorpen was a German-born children's author. Ms. Skorpen moved to the United States at a young age. Her works include Old Arthur, We Were Tired of Living In a House, His Mother's Dog, Elizabeth, and Outside My Window.

9 inches in length
9½ inches in width
Published by Coward-McCann, Inc -- 1969
Weekly Reader Book Club Edition

This book is in Good condition. Binding is tight. The pages are slightly yellowed with age. There are no markings, rips, or tears in the book. The book cover has some red ink staining where a previous owner tried coloring the drawing. It blends in with the original red that the book has in the drawing.

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