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The Secret Box (Lehman, Barbara) Hardcover – March 21, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
The beautiful images and narrative presentation is lovely.
We loved the Rainstorm.
However, her stories have a slightly dark feel to them (only slightly, and maybe just my interpretation).
This one seems to focus on children living in a group home of some kind escaping to a wonderland of the pier fair.
That said, our child has enjoyed the book and will likely find a place for it on her reading list off and on for many years.
"The Secret Box"
Written & illustrated by Barbara Lehman
(Houghton Mifflin, 2011)
Another entry in Lehman's sizable catalog of wordless picturebooks... This one is strongly reminiscent of David Wiesner's "Flotsam," telling the tale of several generations of children (growing up in the same orphanage?) who find a mysterious old box packed with pictures and memorabilia from a fantastical, lost-in-time beachside amusement park. It's a fun story, though in my overprotectivoid glory, I feel obliged to point out that the magical passageway that the kids run through to get to Seahorse Pier looks an awful lot like a water culvert, and as a kid I was always told to never go in those, since people often drown inside them. Otherwise, great book! (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain children's book reviews)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love all of the Lehman books we have thus far and plan on trying to complete our collection. Imaginative and fun.Published 7 months ago by s. w. miller
If you are unfamiliar with the author's books, check out a few of her others too. I really like the Red Book, though this one seems to be my son's favorite, currently (he's 3).Published on January 9, 2014 by Jonathan Glover