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The Big Box

Written by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison & illustrated by Giselle Potter
Published by Jump At The Sun
Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
8-10
Target Age
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What's The Big Box About

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Because they do not abide by the rules written by the adults around them, three children are judged unable to handle their freedom and forced to live in a box with three locks on the door.

What Kind of Book is The Big Box

Themes:
habits and behavior
social themes
freedom
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Who Wrote The Big Box

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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (1931-2019) was a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993.

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Slade Morrison

Slade Morrison was born in Ohio and educated in New York City. He studied art at SUNY Purchase and collaborated with his mother, Toni Morrison, on five books for children.

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Who Illustrated The Big Box

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Giselle Potter

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of Tell Me What to Dream About and This Is My Dollhouse—both inspired by her daughters—and The Year I Didn’t Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates “Ties,” a weekly column in the Well section of The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780786804160
Publication Date:
September 10, 1999
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0786804165

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