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.
"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
|Recommended Age||3 and up|
|Publication Date||Apr 13, 2004|