Book Reviews of Roxaboxen

ISBN-13: 9780590455893
ISBN-10: 0590455893
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 32
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Good story. The place is now a park, I'm sure because of this book, and they've taken away any rusty cars. Some people can't leave good enough alone.
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picture book
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This book is one of my favorites of all time! The kids love it and I love it! As soon as we were done reading the book for the first time, my kids started planning out their own imaginary town they would make outside. :)
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"Roxaboxen" was what the neighborhood kids called the vacant hill where people had discarded boxes and there were lots of small rocks and not much else. They established a pretend village there, the houses outlined with rocks, boxes for furniture, pretend stores and streets, a mayor, town hall and laws (even a jail), mock wars, etc. that they remembered even after they had grown up and moved away. Based, says the afterword, on the author's mother's memories.

A lovely picture book about pretend/play, with illustrations by Barbara Cooney.
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a sweet story about fond childhood memories and their importance as you grow up