The Loneliest House in the World

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Pub Date Mar 01 2024 | Archive Date Mar 01 2024

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When the sea whispers and the wind howls, Kasia’s heart finds its truest companion.

Kasia, a spirited girl from Poland, finds herself uprooted when her family relocates to Iceland. The new surroundings are nothing like what she’s used to. The island feels remote and isolated, and Kasia grapples with loneliness. She doesn’t speak the language, and the vast, unfamiliar landscape only amplifies her sense of isolation.

At first, Kasia’s days are filled with gray skies and confinement indoors. She yearns to be in a place where she can connect with nature and observe animals. But in Iceland, that proves challenging. Her mother shares stories of the creatures that inhabit the sea, but Kasia longs to see them for herself.

Then, as the weather clears, Kasia’s world brightens. She encounters a baby puffin named Lúlli. Through playful interactions and heartfelt conversations, Kasia's spirits soar. But just as Kasia finds joy in this newfound friendship, Lúlli begins to grow, and it becomes time for the puffin to move on. Kasia is once again faced with the ache of separation.

Despite her family’s efforts to lift her spirits by exploring different islands and locations, Kasia remains sad and lonely. Yet, it is not until they introduce her to a furry companion that Kasia's heart finds its true home. With the arrival of a puppy, Kasia learns to embrace her new surroundings and discovers the joy of belonging.

The Loneliest House in the World is a middle-grade novel that resonates with children who have experienced the loneliness of living in a foreign country.

Through Kasia’s journey, readers learn about resilience, friendship, and the transformative power of unexpected connections. Get your copy today and discover the magic that awaits.

When the sea whispers and the wind howls, Kasia’s heart finds its truest companion.

Kasia, a spirited girl from Poland, finds herself uprooted when her family relocates to Iceland. The new...

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What a delight this was. I loved that a little Polish girl in a strange land was the focus. Making friends with a puffin and then a puppy was charming. The plot did zip around a bit with volcanoes and fishing suddenly focussed on, but the story was a delight. Illustrations were simple but really appealing to the younger age group. A strong message in this book and absolutely deserving a place on any book shelf.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an Advance Reader's Copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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Hey, young adventurers! Are you ready to start on a journey to the land of ice and puffins with Kasia in The Loneliest House in the World? This book is like a warm hug on a cold day, wrapping you up in its heartfelt tale of courage and friendship. From the moment Kasia sets foot on the remote shores of Iceland, you'll be hooked on her quest to find connection in a sea of loneliness. And when she meets the adorable puffin named Lúlli, get ready for some serious feels! But don't worry, this story isn't all tears—it's also packed with moments of joy, laughter, and, of course, plenty of puffin and puppy antics. So if you're looking for a book that'll warm your heart and remind you of the power of friendship, grab a copy of The Loneliest House in the World and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! 📚❄️

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A touching middle-grade / children’s story that beautifully captures the challenges of adjusting to a new environment. Kasia's journey from Poland to Iceland is filled with moments of loneliness and longing, but also with moments of unexpected joy and connection. As she navigates her way through the unfamiliar landscape, readers are drawn into her world, rooting for her every step of the way. What I loved most about this book is its heartfelt portrayal of resilience and the power of friendship. It's a story that will resonate with readers of all ages and leave them with a renewed sense of hope and belonging.

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