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  • Published: 7 February 1990
  • ISBN: 9780394827407
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $13.99

Biggest House In The World


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A young snail dreams of having the biggest house—or shell—in the world. Then one day, his wise father tells him the story of another snail with the same dream. He grew and grew, adding bright colors and beautiful designs, until he found that his house came at a terrible cost. The young snail decides that a small, easy-to-carry shell might be best for a life of adventure and exploration.

  • Pub date: 7 February 1990
  • ISBN: 9780394827407
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $13.99

About the Author

Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he moved to the United States in 1939. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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