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Road Home

The Road Home

By Katie Cotton
Illustrator Sarah Jacoby


Price: $15.95

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  • Publication Date: March 7, 2017
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 7 34 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 9781419723742
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America

Fierce and tender, this beautifully illustrated picture book depicts the journeys of woodland animals as they seek the safety of home in a wild, unpredictable world. Birds risk the elements to fly south for the winter. Rabbits flee wolves to find warm, safe havens in the burrows. Wolves race the threat of hunger before seeking their dens. All are parents teaching their young the ways of survival in a dangerous world. In the end, each pair of animals finds the comfort of home in each other, reinforcing the depth of the bond between parent and child. With soft and stunning art, this book is a giftable meditation on the fierce beauty of life and the love we find as we seek the way home.


"Jacoby uses watercolors and digital media to create the beautifully composed double-page scenes as well as the more intimate vignettes... this picture book explores an familiar theme in a fresh, original way."
"With gorgeous artwork and a striking, poetic approach, the bond of parent and child is successfully conveyed."
"A soothing, comforting, sleep-inducing bedtime message best shared one-on-one."
School Library Journal

About the author

Katie Cotton studied English at Oxford University before becoming an author and editor of children’s books. Sarah Jacoby is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her art has been shown internationally, and she is the recipient of a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal.