The Lantern House by Erin Napier

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  • Printed in the U.S.A.
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Author: Erin Napier
  • Illustrated by: Adam Trest
  • Hardcover with book jacket
  • Dimensions: 9" x 9" x 0.4"
  • Print length: 40 full color pages
  • Preschool-3rd grade. Great for all ages!

From the nationally beloved co-host of HGTV’s #1 hit show Home Town comes the quintessential celebration of home.

Imagine a house’s early days as a home: A young family builds a picket fence and plants flowers in its yard, children climb the magnolia tree and play the piano in the living room, and there is music inside the house for many happy years. But what will happen when its windows grow dark, the paint starts to crumble, and its boards creak in the winter wind? The Lantern House dreams of a family who will love it again… and one day, a new story will emerge from within its walls.

Erin Napier’s lyrical prose and Adam Trest’s vibrant paintings deeply evoke the soul of a house cherishing the seasons of life and discovering the joy of rebirth.


Erin Napier is a designer, author, and entrepreneur. Along with her husband, Ben Napier, she is the co-host of HGTV’s Home Town, co-author of Make Something Good Today, and founding co-owner of their stores Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman General Store & Woodshop. She lives in a very old house in Laurel, Mississippi, with Ben and their two daughters.

Adam Trest is a fine artist and illustrator. Raised in the South, Adam is inspired by the deep-rooted traditions found in Southern culture, and his imagery is heavily influenced by the flora and fauna of the southeastern United States. Adam lives in a very old house in Laurel, Mississippi, with his wife, Lily, and their three daughters.

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