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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.

This modern classic picture book is a celebration of creativity and the joys of collaborative outdoor play! Anything you can dream up can happen in Roxaboxen, and children of any time can enter it — and shape it to be whatever they please. 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.

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"This treasure of a story is about magic -- the ordinary magic that every child understands: imagination.... This book celebrates how children and their imaginations make fanciful things become magically real and make them last forever." -- School Library Journal

"Roxaboxen celebrates the imagination of children who, no matter the time or place, can create whole worlds out of what they find around them -- here, rocks and boxes, cacti and sand." -- Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 and up
Author Alice McLerran
Illustrator Barbara Cooney
ISBN 0060526335
Publication Date Apr 13, 2004
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English