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A Castle on Viola Street

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Andy is so used to his family's small, run-down apartment that he has never imagined living anywhere else--especially not in a new house with a garden and a porch. Such houses seem like castles to him.

But when he hears about an organization that turns abandoned houses into homes, he discovers that his castle isn't in the clouds--it's on Viola Street. And with some hard wor
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 7th 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published August 1st 2001)
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Sue Pak
This book is about a little boy named Andy who lives in a tiny apartment with his family. He helps build a nicer house (which is going to be his new house) through an organization. This is a pretty sweet book and can relate to some ELL's, because some may be going through a situation that is similar to Andy's.
Sam Bloom
Dec 07, 2009 Sam Bloom rated it it was amazing
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Inspiring story of a family who, through a Habitat for Humanity-like group, help build a house for a family. Living in a too-small apartment, they find out that the next house they will work on will be their own. The book isn't preachy, and it isn't overly wordy - it's just right.
Alissa Jelke
Nov 23, 2013 Alissa Jelke rated it really liked it
Nicely written narrative about a family who joins Habitat for Humanity in order to reach their dream of having a house that has heat in the winter and is big enough for their family. Themes of hard work, goal-setting, compassion and poverty are included in this primary book.
Matthew
Feb 12, 2012 Matthew rated it really liked it
This book was fairly entertaining and it gave a great explanation for Habitat for Humanity and other such organizations. The story was fun and simple and kept the focus on the house construction aspect. I liked it and would happily add it to my own collection.
Amie
Jul 19, 2015 Amie rated it it was amazing
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This is a great book to introduce children to Habitat for Humanity. After reading, find your local habitat store and see if there's anything you can do to help.
Soullierekids
Jan 21, 2011 Soullierekids rated it it was amazing
I loved the message of this book. Everyone working together for a common good.
Carrie
Nov 23, 2013 Carrie rated it it was amazing
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Awesome book!
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Born in Brooklyn, New York, DiSalvo attended the School of Visual Arts before working for Hallmark Cards. Published since 1980 her award winning illustrated books include renowned authors, Beverly Clearly, Mary Pope Osborne, Jean Fritz, Jane O'Connor, Patricia Reilly Giff, Jean Marzollo and Amy Hest.

Writer and Illustrator, her trade mark theme of "helping neighborhoods," has been featured on Readi
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