A True Home

A True Home

Book - 2017 | First Canadian edition.
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Mona the mouse is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort.
Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins,, [2017]
Edition: First Canadian edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781443443937
144344393X
Characteristics: 162 pages : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Graegin, Stephanie

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CatherineG_1 Feb 12, 2018

Recommended by Samantha, the Heartwood Hotel is the story of Mona, a little mouse who happens upon the hotel after her own home is washed away in a storm. Invited in for the night, Mona weaves herself into everyone's hearts. She also helps them solve challenging problems and makes sure everyone... Read More »

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samcmar Jan 27, 2018

Heartwood Hotel is such a cute series, and this first book was such a delight. Mona is such a sweet little heroine who starts out homeless and then stumbles open a beautiful hotel in the forest. I wanted to cuddle Mona throughout the story because she is so kind, but is full of determination. She... Read More »


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CatherineG_1 Feb 12, 2018

Recommended by Samantha, the Heartwood Hotel is the story of Mona, a little mouse who happens upon the hotel after her own home is washed away in a storm. Invited in for the night, Mona weaves herself into everyone's hearts. She also helps them solve challenging problems and makes sure everyone belongs!

Great story for character building.
Loved the motto of the hotel - We live by Protect and Respect not by Tooth and Claw.

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samcmar Jan 27, 2018

Heartwood Hotel is such a cute series, and this first book was such a delight. Mona is such a sweet little heroine who starts out homeless and then stumbles open a beautiful hotel in the forest. I wanted to cuddle Mona throughout the story because she is so kind, but is full of determination. She's a great role model character for younger readers. Each character is so charming, though! I LOVED bossy Tilly, though she somewhat reminded me of my own mother.

This first book is just so comfortable, warm and cozy. It's the kind of book that you want to snuggle with a warm blanket and a hot drink. While there is some danger in the story, it's nothing too frighting, but it teaches children about finding strength in unlikely situations and how friendship can help solve bigger problems.

I also want to praise the illustrations by Stephanie Graegin, which I feel accompany the story so beautifully. I loved having the pictures side-by-side with the text, and I can only imagine how beautiful the artwork looks in the finished edition. This first book is so charming, and it's definitely one I will be recommending to younger readers when the opportunity arises.

Ms_Gaye Sep 09, 2017

A sweet story about an orphan mouse who finds a new home and friends. Great for reading aloud. Book 1 in the series. Ages 7-10.

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