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The House In The Night (by Susan Marie Swanson)

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Through Me To You Puppetry presents “The House In The Night,” by Susan Marie Swanson. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 2009 for its illustrations by Beth Krommes.

According to Beth's website, the technique — called Scratchboard, or scraperboard — is "a black-and-white drawing medium. The board is a cardboard with a thin coating of fine, white clay covered by a layer of India ink. You draw by scratching white lines through the ink with a sharp tool. The more lines you draw, the brighter the picture becomes." Check out Beth Krommes’ amazing artwork!

And be sure to stay for our original song, “The House In The Night (The Song),” adapted from the book.

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“The House In The Night” (Original Song)

Lyrics by Newton & Mom

(Adapted from Susan Marie Swanson’s book)

Guitar & Harmonica by Sherman

Vocals by Newton, Blue Sky,

Holly, Sam Bam Ham, Ziegler

Background Credits Music by Ben Tissot:

"Small Guitar" (Opening Credits)

"Ukulele" (Closing Credits)

Thank you, Bensound…

…And thank YOU for being YOU!

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