Publisher description for The House of Joyful Living / Roni Schotter ; pictures by Terry Widener.


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High on the roof of an apartment building is a garden where neighbors come to laugh, to dance, and to share – stories of helping others, breakfasts of challah and herring, and, once a summer, a Roof Party! Surrounded by loving adults, a girl with cabbage curls feels she lives “on top of the world – in paradise.” But something is about to change. Mama’s belly is growing bigger – and bigger! Can the girl share her mama and papa, and her wonderful rooftop world, with a new baby?




Based on the author’s own New York City childhood, this warm and spirited story – with bold art in the style of public murals – is a joyous and heartfelt celebration of community.







Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Apartment houses -- Fiction.
Neighborliness -- Fiction.
Jealousy -- Fiction.
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.