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An unexpected present
The Carpenter’s Gift is a story for every season. Read a Habitat World overview of the book.

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"A magic moment"
Henry sees the tree for the first time in this excerpt from The Carpenter’s Gift.

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Artist Jim LaMarche builds a book
Award-winning artist Jim LaMarche talks about creating the color of trees, the parallels between building a house and building a book, and finding the face of Henry.

Illustrations from The Carpenter's Gift by David Rubel, copyright ©2011 by Jim LaMarche. Reprinted by permission of Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House Inc.

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