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Wendy Anderson Halperin

Author of Love Is...

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Works by Wendy Anderson Halperin

Love Is... (2001) 222 copies
Homeplace (1995) — Illustrator — 212 copies
Let's Go Home: The Wonderful Things About a House (2002) — Illustrator — 208 copies
Peace (2013) 135 copies
Turn! Turn! Turn! (Book and CD) (2003) — Illustrator — 122 copies
Soft House (1897) — Illustrator — 65 copies
When Chickens Grow Teeth (1996) 44 copies
Bonaparte (2000) — Illustrator — 31 copies
Fred (2014) 1 copy

Associated Works

In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen (1998) — Illustrator — 507 copies
Thank You, World (2007) — Illustrator — 398 copies
Some Good News (1999) — Illustrator — 305 copies
A Little Shopping (1998) — Illustrator — 297 copies
Special Gifts (1999) — Illustrator — 289 copies
Summer Party (2001) — Illustrator — 236 copies
Wedding Flowers (2002) — Illustrator — 223 copies
Strawberry Hill (2009) — Illustrator — 167 copies
Full Belly Bowl (1999) — Illustrator — 136 copies
The Secret Remedy Book: A Story Of Comfort and Love (2003) — Illustrator — 63 copies
Sophie and Rose (1998) — Illustrator — 62 copies
My Father Is Taller than a Tree (2010) — Illustrator — 57 copies


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Picked this up at an op shop as it written and illustrated by a favourite picture book illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin. This book tells the true story of Wendy's enterprising children who start making Christmas wreaths to save for college. Simply told and lovely illustrations.
secondhandrose | Oct 31, 2023 |
This book illustrates St. Paul's biblical passage about love from 1st Corinthians (1 Cor 13:4-8) Each double page spread contains a line of text at the bottom, with the rest of the space dedicated to detailed drawings. Every inch is filled with colour and patterns.

Many pictures come in mirror-image pairs with the left side showing a negative example and the right side showing a positive example. There are also long strips of images that tell stories showing the passage of time. I recognized examples from everyday life, nature, fairy tales, and children's stories. In the bottom left and bottom right corners of each page is a picture; one shows a process of destruction, and the other, a process of creation over time as you progress through the book.

This is a beautiful picture book, and you can tell a lot of thought went into its planning. It is full of illustrated examples to discuss with a child to help understand St. Paul's words in a concrete way.

This title is appropriate for anytime, but I especially recommend it for Quinquagesima Sunday (the one before Ash Wednesday) because the epistle for that Mass is 1 Cor 13 in the Tridentine calendar.
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LMWhoRight | 1 other review | Aug 6, 2022 |
I bought it sight unseen because Homeplace is such a nice book.
Let’s Go Home explores the spaces of a house in living detail. Rylant puts in details like kisses on the head in the kitchen. Halperin litters all the spaces with toys, in particular. The front porch is claimed by the girls on a summer day; and that reflects my childhood to a T. (We had a wraparound porch, and the side part was permanently ours.). There are few rooms, no dining room and no basement, but what there are serve multiple purposes. Mama sets up her sewing machine in the living room; the attic stores paint buckets and basement-y things besides attic-y things. There is a bit of a Mary Englebreit feel to the place.
I will be exploring more of this illustrator’s work in the next month or so.
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2wonderY | 1 other review | Mar 2, 2021 |
This story rings true for many early Americans, where the history from great-great-great-great grandparents are passed down through generations. This story paints a picture of one house being built in 1810 to the present of the home's great expansion in the present. Throughout the home's timeline it gains additions to it not just in structure but in people to. The home adds on extra space, updated technology, and better remodels. However, it focuses back unto the reasoning for the expansion which is surrounded by love and growing the family traditions. This story centers around growth and the devotions for that growth. Making clear that the family stays true to their traditions while also preparing for the future generations. This story is heartwarming and is relatable to many early American families.… (more)
S.Heintz | 3 other reviews | Sep 4, 2019 |



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