The Lantern House (Hardcover)

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By Erin Napier, Adam Trest (Illustrator)
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From the nationally beloved co-host of the #1 hit show Home Town comes the quintessential celebration of home.
Imagine a house's early days as a home: A young family builds a picket fence and plants flowers in its yard, children climb the magnolia tree and play the piano in the living room, and there is music inside the house for many happy years. But what will happen when its windows grow dark, its paint starts to crumble, and its boards creak in the winter wind? The house dreams of a family who will love it again...and one day, a new story will emerge from within its walls.
In this modern classic, Erin Napier’s lyrical prose and Adam Trest’s warm and comforting paintings deeply evoke the soul of a house cherishing the seasons of life and discovering the joy of rebirth.

About the Author

Erin Napier is a designer, author, and entrepreneur. Along with her husband, Ben Napier, she is the co-host of HGTV’s Home Town, co-author of Make Something Good Today and founding co-owner of their stores Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman General Store & Woodshop. She lives in Laurel, Mississippi and she invites you to learn more at 
Adam Trest is a fine artist and illustrator who has appeared on HGTV’s Home Town with custom surface design collaborations. Raised in the South, Adam is inspired by the deep-rooted traditions found in southern culture and his imagery is heavily influenced by flora and fauna of the southeastern United States. He lives in Laurel, Mississippi and you can see more of his work at

Praise For…

"An illuminating and affecting inspection into what makes a house a home."—Booklist

“The combination of poetic text and wistful illustration create a touching and nostalgic mood. The rhythm of the story…is soft and steady as time passes on.”—School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316379601
ISBN-10: 0316379603
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English