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Bigger Than a Bread Box


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ISBN13: 9780375873256
ISBN10: 0375873252
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A magical breadbox that delivers whatever you wish for—as long as it fits inside? It's too good to be true! Twelve-year-old Rebecca is struggling with her parents' separation, as well as a sudden move to her gran's house in another state. For a while,  the magic bread box, discovered in the attic, makes life away from home a little easier. Then suddenly it starts to make things much, much more difficult, and Rebecca is forced to decide not just where, but who she really wants to be. Laurel Snyder's most thought-provoking book yet. 

About the Author

LAUREL SNYDER is the author of many books for kids, including Penny Dreadful, Any Which Wall, and Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains. A native of Baltimore, she now resides happily in Atlanta with her husband, Chris; their two small sons; and a cat and dog who get along admirably because they are exactly the same size. Laurel has recently begun a collection of vintage bread boxes.

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Beverly B, August 8, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Bigger Than A Bread Box is another in the new wave of novels that blur the lines between genres. In this case, it is a combination folk tale and realistic fiction, and it succeeds in both genres. Rebecca is furious that her mother has left her father and dragged her hundreds of miles away from her home and friends. She is determined to be miserable, and make everyone around her miserable, until her mother lets her go home. When she is exploring in her grandmother's attic and finds a box that grants wishes, she thinks it is an opportunity to fix her life and her family. Slowly, she learns that wishes have consequences. She has to find a way to undue the damage her wishes have caused or live with the guilt for the rest of her life. Rebecca is a typical unhappy teen. She is sullen, anti-social and critical. She is unable to see beyond her own pain and judges her mother harshly. But she is also kind and generous and wants to do the right thing even when it is hard. All of the questions Rebecca and the reader have around the magical box go unanswered: Where did it come from? What does her grandmother know about it? Where does magic come from? By the end, Rebecca has no interest in the answers, but the readers will. Will there possibly be a sequel where the box mysteriously shows up somewhere else to complicate someone else's life?
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The Family that Reads, November 28, 2013 (view all comments by The Family that Reads)
Painting Pixie, age 8 writes: I liked this book because there is a magical bread box that gives Rebecca any wish as big as the bread box. This book is good for a kid who wants to dream. It would also be good for a kid whose parents are going through a divorce.
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Product Details

Snyder, Laurel
Yearling Books
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Children s-General
magic;divorce;wishes;fantasy;family;separation;moving;fiction;stealing;homesickness;atlanta;baltimore;new school
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Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
7.63 x 5.44 x 0.6 in 0.37 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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