Roxaboxen

Roxaboxen

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ISBN10: 0688075932 ISBN13: 9780688075934 Contributors: Cooney, Barbara (Illustrator) Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard Published: Apr 1 1991 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

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Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything.) There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill -- nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, cactus and greasewood and thorny ocotillo -- but it was a special place: a sparkling world of jeweled homes, streets edged with the whitest stones, and two ice cream shops. Come with us there, where all you need to gallop fast and free is a long stick and a soaring imagination.

In glowing desert hues, artist Barbara Cooney has caught the magic of Alice McLerran's treasured land of Roxaboxen -- a place that really was, and, once you've been there, always is.

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