A SAFE PLACE CALLED HOME
...While walking home a young boy experiences many
scary things...both real and imaginary. He looks forward to being safe and snug
at home with his parents.
Quote: Spinelli's book creates a menacing atmosphere without ever calling it such. Whether it be a spider creeping or a hawk swooping, readers are always one step ahead of whatever is looming-but all the same, they know it's there. Combined with Hale's terrifically moody illustrations, this book skillfully flirts with childhood fears without truly scaring readers.
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