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The title may be rather unwieldy but it’s certainly accurate. Inside a large snow globe, inside a toy museum, is a castle, and children who press their faces against the glass can spot a tiny girl in the tower. The castle is lovely, and the girl has her own toys inside, but she’s lonely when the children leave. Her dreams take her to visit a boy in the deep woods or in search of a friend waiting to play: Sometimes she even dreams about you. The story, which on its own seems thin and even odd, is elevated by the breathtaking illustrations executed in acrylic, featuring clay models that give the artwork depth and weight. Digital nhancements provide the pictures with an airbrushed smoothness that is expecially effective in the close-ups of the children, and the use of unusual perspectives adds to the feelings of mystery and longing in the book. Enticed by the art to enter this dreamy world, children will contemplate the nature of reality evoked by the girl’s life. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ilene Cooper
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 4, 2008:
"Young fans of fantasy will be spell-bound."
Beautiful book, the cutest illustrations. It was a used book but is like new as promised!Published 4 months ago by batiemil
This is a story about a tiny girl who lives in a castle inside a globe that resides in a museum. It is about the girl and her life. Mostly she is lonely. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sunshine on A Rainy Day
The story could be a little sad, but certainly not traumatic. It's sweet and the illustrations are the most beautiful. Wish they were prints.Published 9 months ago by coco
This book is magic. Breath-taking illustrations, an interesting and (judging it as a writer) really complex structure presented simply - something that will stretch your child's... Read morePublished 9 months ago by H T Goranson
I bought this mainly because of the illustrator. The story is very short (which is why my kids don't like it very much), and perhaps just a tad dark - but it's beautiful.Published 16 months ago by D. Ronquillo
because I liked the pictures
and how she dreams
I like how if you have the book you can put your picture in.
The illustrations are astounding, and the story is haunting. It may be too sophisticated for the youngest of kids, but it's a sweetly quiet book for older kids and it's a lovely... Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Donna
I don't have any children to read this book with, so I'm not sure how the story would go over with younger folks. As an adult, I found the story (if you can call it that) lacking. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by La Coccinelle