A Book by the Brook — a house that once was

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

A Book by the Brook: Book Reviews at FriendlyFairyTales.com

Finally an author explores an impulse I’ve had: to explore an abandoned house.  Julie Fogliano’s new book, A House That Once Was, illustrated by the phenomenal Lane Smith, is that book with stellar imagination and vivid color-magic! It makes me remember such a house in rural, Kudzu-draped North Carolina and another stripped of color by the salty, Maine air.

I wanted to explore an abandoned barn, far in Northern Michigan when I was a kid, but my father told me the floorboards might be rotten. That makes it all the more magical to see this in a book — no risk of life or limb! Having always wanted to go inside…

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: What is more magical than possibility and wonder?

8 thoughts on “A Book by the Brook — a house that once was

  1. I went into a haunted house that I wasn’t supposed to, when I was a kid. I went with my sister. We were also told about rotten floor boards, and other “facts” to keep us out. That was a lot of years ago, but the memory still haunts me. LOL! Anyway, it was a wonderful childhood adventure.

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