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The Treasure Box

The Treasure Box (Hardback)

By Wild, Margaret
Illustrated by Blackwood, Freya

A moving and ultimately hopeful look at what we hold most dear and carry with us when we are forced to flee our homes because of war. When the enemy bombs the library, everything burns, and only one book survives. As war rages around them, Peter and his father, alongside so many ...refugees, flee their home, taking with them a treasure box that holds something rarer than rubies and more precious than gold. They journey through mud and rain and long cold nights, and soon survival becomes more important than any possession. But as the years go by, Peter never forgets the treasure box, and one day he returns to find it. This moving story from celebrated author Margaret Wild is illustrated with Freya Blackwood s subtly affecting artwork, which incorporates pages of children s books in translation. The result is a haunting and beautiful tale of the power of stories and the resilience of the human spirit.
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ISBN 9780763690847
Released NZ 25 Apr 2017
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780763690847
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
Imprint Candlewick Press (MA)
Released 25 Apr 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
Illustrated by Blackwood, Freya
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 269mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code E
Weight 454g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Refugees, Books, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile