The five years that his parents spent building a house about 30 years ago has just paid off.

Jonathan Bean, 34, a children’s book author and illustrator from Harrisburg, has won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature for his picture book “Building Our House.”

The book’s inspiration comes from his family’s experience, when Bean was a toddler,  building a timber-frame style house in which wooden pegs were used  to connect the joints.

Read the entire story at the Patriot News.