House That Once Was


Author: Julie Fogliano

Illustrator: Lane Smith

A delightful story about a boy and a girl who explore an abandoned house and imagine who might have lived there.
Deep in the woods
is a house
just a house
that once was
but now isn’t
a home.

Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?

Two children set off to find the answers, piecing together clues found, books left behind, forgotten photos, discarded toys, and creating their own vision of those who came before.