Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Secret Box

The Secret Box
by Barbara Lehman

Summary: A young schoolboy from the early 20th century hides a candy box with secret instructions under the floorboards of his boarding school for future generations of schoolchildren to find and follow to a mysterious hiding place.

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011.


Dianna Burt said...

Such a fun story. It draws you in and I love the neverending feel of it. The illustrations are deceptively simple.

Kris said...

So true, Dianna, so true! This book is so intriguing -- I notice new details everytime I look through it.

Genie Bishop said...

Yes, the illustrations appear to be simple but then as you look at them all kinds of details are revealed. To me the illustrations are sharing history in a beautiful simple way. And, telling the story of how each of us can share history with the next generation. The two page spreads are done well. The wide white borders work well with the story. Definitely don't need words in this book. Oh yes, the end pages are great too.