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Christina Katerina and the Box Hardcover – January 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Putnam and Grossett; Book Club edition (2002)
  • ISBN-10: 0698116763
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698116764
  • ASIN: B000QHFYTO
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,606,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book every year for 17 years to kindergartners and first graders....they all loved it....Enjoy!
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I highly recomend this book to help get children interested in reading.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By boxwood100 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 3, 2005
Format: School & Library Binding
I just love the imagination used in this book. At first, when Christina gets the box in which her mother's refrigerator was shipped, she turns it into a castle. After Fats Watson, her friend, decides to kick it over after she locks him in because he ate her fig newtons, she then turns it into a clubhouse. After Fats decides to sit on it and cave it in, she turns it into a race car. After he cuts off the nose to "check the engine", it collapses so Christina turns it into a dance floor of her summer mansion and she and Fats have a formal ball. Fats then decides to clean the floor, hoses it off and well, it melts. FINALLY, Christina's mother gets to take the box to the curb only in time for Fats to bring over two more boxes his mother's waser and dryer came in to be set up as boats in the front yard. Christina's mother is quite dismayed at the paper boxes in the yard but it's quite cute how Christina comes up with a new use for the box each time it is destroyed. The imagination used in this book is quite remarkable and well worth reading. I have to read our copy to my little one over and over and over... Great book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Goodman on July 6, 2002
Format: School & Library Binding
This was one of my favorites as a girl, and now my 3-year old son loves it too! He has an active imagination and just feeds off of great books like this. We had a new refrigerator delivered this year and my son was so excited to turn the box into a castle like "Christina Scatterina" (as he pronounces it). When I looked for the book on Amazon I was elated to find that there is a whole series of Christina books that I never knew about!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2002
Format: School & Library Binding
This book was so special to me as a little girl and I am now reading my worn out copy to my 3-year-old son, who loves it too! This year we had a new refrigerator delivered and my son couldn't wait to turn the huge box into a castle like "Christina Scatterina" (as he pronounces it). This is a must-have for your child if they love exploring their imagination. I went on Amazon to see about getting a new copy and was surprised to find that there is a whole series of Christina books!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
Christina Katerina and the Box speaks right to the heart of those wonderful creative and imaginative moments that come so naturally for children. It is these very moments and experiences that we must continue to encourage, inspire, and preserve despite a growing technical society in which easy-access and instant gratification are too often the substitutes for creativity and imaginative spirit. Gauch and Burn have reminded us of these valuable things, and hopefully this book will continue to inspire children to make a world out of a cardboard box!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vickie L. Watson on December 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
Christina Katerina and The Box was a favorite of my son twenty years ago. Now that my grandson enjoys books, I wanted to share his uncle's favorite book with him. I was pleased to find it readily available on amazon. It is a book that stretches a child's imagination. Your children will want to read it over and over again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Christena Buonforte on January 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
My name is Christena Katerina i remember my mom reading this book to me and feeling like some one had written a book about me! This has been a favorite story of mine all my life and i will deffinatly read it to my little girl. I remember having friends like Fats. This is the greatest little book every child should be allowed to have that kind of imagination.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
As a girl I loved this book as much as she loves her box. For years I have been trying to locate a copy without success until today. I have 4 daughters who have heard of this story through me, now they will be able to read the story themselves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christie Heaslet on August 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought this for my second grader because it was my favorite book when I was in the first grade. I have been looking for it for a while, but couldn't find it. It shows what a little imagination can do. I loved it as a child, and my daughter loved it as well. She has an active imagination anyway, but since reading the story, she has found 'new' inspiration. I highly recomend this book to help get children interested in reading. I liked that it had wonderful illustrations to follow the storyline as well. It has enough pictures to help clue the reader for beginning readers with a nice plot to help encourage knowledge about the characteristics of stories. Nice teaching tool for first and second grade students with lots of 'hands on' projects that could be introduced as group activities.
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