- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Coward-McCann/Weekly Reader (1969)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0007HD42C
- Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We Were Tired of Living In A House Hardcover – 1969
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WE WERE TIRED OF LIVING IN A HOUSE by Liesel Moak Skorpen, pictures by Doris Burn. 1969 Hardcover 9.5 x 9 inches, 40 pages. Coward-McCann Inc. Publishers, Weekly Reader's Book Club edition
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The story begins with a group of kids who decide home is no longer a satisfactory place to be. They pack up some key belongings and begin on a journey that finds them setting up camp in various unusual places, including a tree, a cave, and the beach. At each stop they discover that their new home has unique features as well as unexpected drawbacks, and they acquire souvenirs to add to their list of key belongings before moving on. As the list approaches the limits of syllables-per-breath for a child, they come to the conclusion that home is the only suitable place to live, and return with all of the souvenirs in tow.
The story has rhyme and rhythm, plenty of whimsy, a happy ending and even an age-appropriate moral. The illustrations are also memorable. Buy two - and keep a spare for when they get older.