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Home. In this unique volume, prominent American writers from the past and present--Willa Cather, Henry David Thoreau, Eloise Greenfield--give voice to the region of the country each calls home. Thomas Locker's lavish oil paintings accompany each passage, transporting the reader from the crashing waves of the Pacific coast to the bluebonnet fields of the Texas prairie. Come ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published October 1998)
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Claire Caldwell
Apr 16, 2015 Claire Caldwell rated it liked it
I like how this book is a compilation of different poems and stories that were written about different people's view of their home. The illustrations matched the writings, and were amazing pieces of art. It was cool to read about different parts of the world and then look at the illustration to actually visualize what it looks like. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in traveling.
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Dec 05, 2016 Natalie Hoist rated it it was amazing
Composed of amazing poems and breath-taking illustrations. I loved this book, as I was reading it I could almost picture myself in the places that were being described. This would be a great book to read for your classroom if you are going over poems, and even if you are talking about geography. I highly recommend this book to an upper elementary classroom!
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May 03, 2011 CSlibrary added it
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Thomas Lockers beautiful illustrations take you on a journey through America using the poetry of Thoreau, Cather, Frost and others. The verses take us on a journey from the Pacific West through the Texas Prairie and on to the East.

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Shiloah
Adults, youth, and children can learn so much through such inspiring works like Thomas Locker's books. His paintings enrich and enliven. We all thoroughly enjoy reading his books as a family.
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May 19, 2010 Christine Turner rated it it was amazing
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An anthology of poetry and prose by such writers as Carl Sandburg, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, all celebrating aspects of the American landscape. www.hcpl.net

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Thomas Locker was one of the major American painters of the past century. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, he had over 75 solo exhibitions. His work ranged from the delicate to the monumental, but all had one thing in common: the beauty of the natural world. He had a deep appreciation for the elusive link between the human spirit and the sublime force of nature.

He spent his entire life in
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