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The Place by Cynthia Cotten and Illustrated by Alixandra Martin

The Place is written by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Alixandra Martin.

In a small town is a big house, surrounded by a garden, barns, an orchard, and a wide field. It is beautiful – and oh, so quiet. The old man who owns all this wonders what will be come of it after he dies, saying it needs voices, laughter, and people doing things. This tale of a too-quiet place that is transformed into a vibrant, active center for an entire community will delight readers of all ages. Whether you skated at the Kenan Center back in the day, made art in the carriage house or played in the gardens, this story will warm your heart! The Place is available for $25 plus tax.


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