Fort-Building Time


fort-building time cover

Knopf/Random House, 2017

Abigail Halpin, illustrator

Julia Maguire, editor

Grab your blankets and pillows! From the creators of Finding Wild, a new picture book that follows the changing of the seasons and is as cozy as a fort.
Winter, spring, summer, fall. Each season brings new materials to make the perfect fort. From leaves to snow, from mud to sand, there is a different fort throughout the year. As a group of friends explore and build through the seasons, they find that every fort they make is a perfect fort.
From the team behind Finding Wild, which Publishers Weekly called -a sparkling debut- and a -whimsical meditation on the idea of wildness, – Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin are together again for a portrayal of a classic childhood endeavor that is perfect all year long.



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“At a time when more children look to screens for their fun, this book might remind them to look around instead. VERDICT Use in the classroom for fun project-based learning, or at home with your sheets and couch cushions. Recommended.”

–School Library Journal

“Playful reading fun.”

–Kirkus Reviews