The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman

The Secret Box

Written by Barbara Lehman
Illustrated by


The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman

Times change. Cities may grow large. Summers may come and go. And people might grow old, but the one thing that always remains the same is the desire for adventure. You'll never know what you'll find when you look inside.


Joyfully wistful for eras bygone, and beautifully illustrated, The Secret Box may spur children to take a longer look at the older structures in their community, and to consider all that's grown up around them. - The Midwest Book Review * A provocative example of the complexity that can be conveyed using only pictures.

* Once again, Caldecott Honoree Lehman presents surprising visuals that playfully and mysteriously connect children across space and time. . . . Wonderful!

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48 pages


Barbara Lehman
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

21st November 2011



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