A home named Walter learns how to heal his broken heart after a family he loves moves away in this poignant picture book about loss and renewal.
Walter was a happy home.
He loved the bustle and warmth of the family that lived with him. But when they move away, his feelings are hurt. He grows cold and quiet and only wants to be left alone.
So when a little girl and her mama move in, Walter is determined to get them out! But in his struggle to do so, Walter may just feel livable again and change how he feels.
Chelsea Lin Wallace has written a truly poignant story. With its classic sensibility, paired with Ginnie Hsu’s warm and lush illustrations, A Home Named Walter is a special story that will resonate with many readers for years to come.
About the Author
Chelsea Lin Wallace is an author and a poet with a Master’s in Education. As a former elementary school educator, she loves teaching creative writing to children. As a little girl, Chelsea moved around a lot, but felt a unique connection to every home. She now lives happily in Los Angeles, California with her husband, daughter, and dog. She is the author of A Home Named Walter and You Are Always Loved.
Ginnie Hsu is an illustrator, designer, animator, maker and educator living in upstate NY where she teaches illustration at the University of Syracuse. Her love for drawing began in her childhood in Taiwan, and her work is often inspired by everyday life, nature, human living, travel and old artifacts she randomly finds. She loves mixing new and traditional media to create magic for all. Her illustrated books include A Home Named Walter and Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who! and her publishing clients include Quarto, Old Dungate Press, Henry Holt, and Feiwel and Friends at Macmillan.
"The project succeeds by spotlighting the growing emotional intelligence of Little Girl and Walter. In this cozy home, open hearts prevail."—Kirkus Reviews
"In acrylic gouache, colored pencil, and digital art, Hsu depicts Walter with simple facial features, including a mouth that frowns, pouts, and eventually smiles, in conjunction with Lin Wallace’s emotionally focused storytelling." —Publishers Weekly