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The Chickenhouse House

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When Alena and her family move onto new farmland out on the prairie, they must live at first in the chickenhouse because there is no time to build a house before winter; then with the warm weather comes the excitement of watching the big new house go up.
Published April 1st 1991 by Atheneum Books
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Read aloud to a 4 & 6 year old. Both enjoyed the story and were interested in learning more about the time period.
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A cute story based on the author's grandmother's story. I liked her perspective.
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Children sometimes ask, "Do you write about your own life?" I have to answer that I do not. The reason is simple: My own life is boring. Yet I would not trade it for anyone else's.

I grew up in a large and loving family--parents, grandparents, and three children all under the same roof, a big white house in Portland, Oregon. At school, I was able, but not brilliant. I liked to draw. I liked to play