Roxaboxen

Roxaboxen

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From two-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Barbara Cooney and celebrated children's book author Alice McLerran comes Roxaboxen, a treasured story about the magic of a child's imagination.

Marian called it Roxboxen. There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill--nothing but sand and rocks, and some old wooden boxes. But it was a special place. And all children needed to go there was a long stick and a soaring imagination.

"A celebration of the transforming magic of the imagination. An original." --ALA Booklist
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 211 x 259 x 9mm | 322g
  • HarperCollins Childrens Book Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0688075924
  • 9780688075927
  • 81,903

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Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything.) There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill -- nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, cactus and greasewood and thorny ocotillo -- but it was a special place: a sparkling world of jeweled homes, streets edged with the whitest stones, and two ice cream shops. Come with us there, where all you need to gallop fast and free is a long stick and a soaring imagination.

In glowing desert hues, artist Barbara Cooney has caught the magic of Alice McLerran's treasured land of Roxaboxen -- a place that really was, and, once you've been there, always is.
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4,885 ratings
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3 12% (571)
2 2% (120)
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