Julia's House for Lost Creatures

Julia's House for Lost Creatures

Book - 2014
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Julie welcomes all lost and homeless creatures into her house, whether they be cats or trolls, ghosts or dragons, but soon realizes that each must have a chore in order for the arrangement to work.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596438668
1596438665
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Hat
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations 23 x 29 cm

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skyekilaen
Sep 06, 2016

We were thrilled when we found out Hatke was doing a picture book, since we adore his Zita the Spacegirl series. We were not disappointed! Julia lives in a house on the back of a tortoise. It’s full of wonderful things, including her workshop, but very lonely. But when she opens her home to all sorts of lost creatures, she gets a little more chaos than she bargained for! This book has two of the features which made Zita so enjoyable for me: Hatke’s intriguing character designs, and his attention to sounds and sound words. Fans of robots will get a special treat at the end, too.

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T78
May 11, 2016

This is a great story. Julia is lonely, so she opens her house to unfortunate creatures. Although her house gets crowded, she finds a way that they can all work together. When her house is in bad shape she hires someone to help fix it; never rejecting her large amount of guests.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

The illustrations are warm and inviting, just like Julia. While some of the creatures look familiar, others are unlike anything I have ever seen. Author and illustrator Ben Hatke takes time to pack all sorts of fun details within, giving readers a new experience every time they open the book.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/julias_house_hatke

Chapel_Hill_TishaW Dec 14, 2014

I am really enjoying Mr. Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl series so when I saw this on the shelf I had to read it. Julia is a smart and creative problem-solver who manages the lost creatures she invites into her home by making up a chore chart. This is a funny book, wonderfully illustrated, though one does wonder what a little girl is doing by herself in a seaside cottage!

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mmcbeth29
Dec 01, 2014

Julia's house comes to town. But it is too quiet. She puts a sign on the door and soon lost creatures of all sorts begin to show up. But more and more come and chaos ensues. Julia comes up with a plan--a chore chart to help keep things organized. Soon it is calm and cozy in her home for everyone.

The illustrations are beautiful, colorful and nicely detailed.

The story is unusual which is a fun trait, but a lot of questions go unanswered. Where did Julia come from? Why does a huge turtle carry her house around? I would have liked to know more about Julia.

This book is advertized for ages 4-8, but I don't know what children under school age would think of the more mature aspects of this story. It is great for grades 1-3 and is an excellent early reader.

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