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The Resource The house by the lake : the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home, written by Thomas Harding; illustrated Britta Teckentrup

The house by the lake : the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home, written by Thomas Harding; illustrated Britta Teckentrup

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The house by the lake : the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home
Title
The house by the lake
Title remainder
the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home
Statement of responsibility
written by Thomas Harding; illustrated Britta Teckentrup
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Thomas Harding adapts his adult memoir of the same name for younger readers, tracing the shadow of war as it falls across a one-story cottage and the people who share it
  • Grades 2-4. Houses can hold mysteries, as most children know. Around this truth, Harding has built a story about one particular house in Germany that witnessed history. Outside of Berlin, this home with blue shutters, beside a lake, holds a great deal of appeal, and readers will relate to the various children who lived there, played games on its lawn, swam in the lake, and interacted with the natural world. Teckentrup's illustrations are light and soft-focused in these peaceful spreads, but each change of the house's occupants is characterized by pages steeped in gray and brown--soldiers send the first owners away, others flee before armies, and a wall is built during another family's tenure, separating the house from the lake. Finally, the house, crumbling, is visited by the great-grandson of the first owners, Jews who ultimately fled Germany. He--the author, it turns out--takes on the task of restoration, and readers will be happy to learn it now serves as a center for education. A story of hope for children interested in history and how it relates to the present. Karen Cruze. Booklist Online. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2020.-- Booklist, 07/01/2020
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10922165
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harding, Thomas
Dewey number
943.08/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Grades 2-4
LC call number
DD901.P8
LC item number
H37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teckentrup, Britta
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander family
  • Harding, Thomas
  • Potsdam (Germany)
  • Potsdam (Germany)
  • Potsdam (Germany)
  • Vacation homes
  • Meisel family
  • Harding, Thomas
  • Meisel family
  • Potsdam (Germany)
  • Jews
  • Vacation homes
  • Historic buildings
  • Potsdam (Germany)
  • Jews
  • Dwellings
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The house by the lake : the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home, written by Thomas Harding; illustrated Britta Teckentrup
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781536212747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1137841035
  • (OCoLC)1137841035
Label
The house by the lake : the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home, written by Thomas Harding; illustrated Britta Teckentrup
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781536212747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1137841035
  • (OCoLC)1137841035

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