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Bigger than a bread box

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rebecca knows her parents don't always get along, but it's been especially bad since her dad lost his job. But when her mom announces she is leaving Baltimore and taking the kids, it becomes clear that her parents may be headed for divorce. Moving to Atlanta to stay at her grandma's and entering school mid-year feels foreign. Then Rebecca finds a bread box in the attic, which adds intrigue when she realizes it will give her whatever she asks for as long as what's requested fits into it. Of course, what she most wants is her family back together, and that is beyond the box's capability. Or is it? Snyder has created a likable heroine, reminiscent of Karen in Judy Blume's It's Not the End of the World (1972), and juxtaposed an all-too-common experience and the supernatural. The settings, both Atlanta and Baltimore, are vividly drawn, and the theme of home is beautifully explored. In the end, the magical and the mundane come together to help Rebecca learn about herself without giving pat answers to a complex problem.--Moore, Melissa Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Everything felt wrong, lopsided. I knew from the weird fuzzy humming inside my head," thinks 12-year-old Rebecca Shapiro as her family ruptures before her eyes. Rebecca's father has been out of work, and her mother is fed up; after a big fight with her husband, she packs up the children and drives from Baltimore to Atlanta to visit Rebecca and Lew's grandmother. When Rebecca discovers this isn't just a quick visit (her mother has a temp job for herself lined up and a new school picked out for Rebecca), she's furious. One day while exploring her grandmother's attic, Rebecca finds a magic breadbox that will grant any wish that fits inside it: a cookie, money, pens, lip-gloss, candy, or a diamond. But Rebecca comes to understand that the box won't solve her problems (conversely, it creates some enormous ones); she has to do that on her own. Introspective and rich with delicate imagery, this coming-of-age tale shares themes with Snyder's Penny Dreadful (2010). The insightful, memorable, and complex characters that Snyder creates result in a story with the same qualities. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Wishes -- Juvenile fiction.
Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Homesickness -- Juvenile fiction.
Wishes -- Fiction.
Divorce -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Homesickness -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 226 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780375869167 (hbk.)
0375869166 (hbk.)
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