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The treasure box / Margaret Wild ; illustrated by Freya Blackwood.

Wild, Margaret, 1948- author. (Author). Blackwood, Freya, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Thief River Falls Public Library e WIL (Text) 35500005866759 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0763690848
  • ISBN: 9780763690847
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: When war forces people to flee their homes, young refugee Peter carries a cherished family possession throughout a difficult period of survival before reflecting on its importance years later.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 March #2
    What would you bring if you had to flee your home, your community, and your country? The somber opening spread, done in muted pencil and watercolor collage, features a library and town in ruins after being bombed by "the enemy." All the books in the town were destroyed save for "a book that Peter's father had taken home to study. A book he loved more than any other." The townspeople are forced out of their homes, but Peter's father brings the treasured book with him on the trek from the burning city. This refugee parable is presented in intentionally ambiguous terms, with the collage (incorporating pages of the destroyed books) and color palette complementing the tone. Most children will appreciate an adult reader to help them understand the death of Peter's father and the later images of Peter in an orphanage. This is not a message about the specifics of war, but one of refugees' hopeful perseverance through cherished stories and objects they preserve for future generations. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Margaret Wild has written more than forty books for children, including Let the Celebrations Begin!, illustrated by Julie Vivas. Many of her books have been named Picture Book of the Year by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and in 2008 she won the Nan Chauncy Award for outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Australia, where she lives.

Freya Blackwood is an award-winning illustrator. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration in 2010 for Harry and Hopper, written by Margaret Wild. She lives in Australia.

Subject: Refugees > Juvenile fiction.
Books > Juvenile fiction.
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