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Laurel Croza lived near four dam sites when she was a child, moving nine times and attending six schools before she was fourteen.

Her latest book is From There To Here, a sequel to the highly acclaimed debut picture book, I Know Here.

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  From There To HereIn their highly anticipated sequel to I know Here, Laurel Croza and Matt James have once again perfectly captured the experience of a young child who finds hope in the midst of change.

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"Readers will come to understand that while 'here' and 'there' are different, different is OK, especially when you have the support of a new friend."
- Publishers Weekly, * starred review

"A low-key, emotionally true approach to a common and usually upsetting childhood experience."
- Kirkus, * starred review

"Little ones struggling to adjust to a new home or missing their old one will find comfort here."
- Booklist

  I Know HereThe little girl in this story knows everything about the place she lives -- her road, her school, the forest where she plays hide-and-seek and where the wolf howls at night, the hill where she goes tobogganing in winter. But when summer comes the family is moving.

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Winner of the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Winner of the 2011 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award

Winner of the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature: Picture Book

 

"...simple and profound..."
- The New York Times

"Beautiful book - not a single sentence that isn't grounded in specific and resonant detail... a poem for the heart"
- Wayson Choy

 
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