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The Big Box (SIGNED): Toni Morrison with Slade Morrison The Big Box (SIGNED): Toni Morrison with Slade Morrison

The Big Box (SIGNED)

Toni Morrison with Slade Morrison

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ISBN 10: 0786804165 / ISBN 13: 9780786804160
Editorial: Jump At The Sun/Hyperion, New York, 1999
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Chateau Chamberay Books (Sammamish, WA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Autographed Unread Hardcover. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Signed by the author on the bound-in full title page. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket in Brodart dust cover. Authors' 1st children's book. Simply pristine, an extremely clean and crisp copy from my personal smoke-free collection. Seller is the original and only owner of this book. Not a remainder or EX-LIB. A GIFT QUALITY COPY. You'll not likely find a finer copy! Delivered to you in a box, never in an envelope. N° de ref. de la librería 000940

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Título: The Big Box (SIGNED)

Editorial: Jump At The Sun/Hyperion, New York

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Giselle Porter

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

To make three youngsters - Patty, Mickey and Liza Sue - abide by their rules, the grown-ups - parents, teachers and other adults - create a world inside a box, a world with toys, games, treats and gifts. But all Patty, Mickey and Liza Sue really want is the freedom to be themselves.

Review:

If Pulitzer Prize-winning Nobel laureate Toni Morrison and her son Slade hope to reach children with their rhyming message of personal freedom and individuality, they may have missed the mark. But if even a few excessively controlling grownups learn to "let children be children," this big, colorful picture book might serve its purpose after all. Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue live in a big brown box (locked from the inside) with all the amenities a modern child dreams of: TV, Barbie, pizza, Spice Girls T-shirts, beanbag chairs, and Pepsi. All this, but no liberty. They've been placed in this box because the adults in their lives believe "those kids can't handle their freedom." They have too much fun in school, sing when they should be studying, feed honey to the bees, and play handball where they shouldn't. Parents, neighbors, and teachers are uncomfortable with these irrepressible children, and hope to control them with strict boundaries. Meanwhile, the younger-yet-wiser children just want the freedom to become themselves: "Even sparrows scream/ And rabbits hop/ And beavers chew trees when they need 'em./ I don't mean to be rude: I want to be nice,/ But I'd like to hang on to my freedom."

Giselle Potter's lovely, childlike paintings create an atmosphere of naïve bewilderment, as the plaintive children wail, over and over, "If freedom is handled just your way/ Then it's not my freedom or free." Morrison's first foray into children's literature is a puzzling, thickly ironic book that asks more questions than it answers. Even as a celebration of the unfettered exuberance of children in the face of societal oppression, a lighter touch would have done wonders. (Click to see a sample spread. Text copyright 1999 by Toni Morrison. Illustrations copyright 1999 by Giselle Potter. With permission of Jump at the Sun, Hyperion Books for Children.) --Emilie Coulter

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Chateau Chamberay Books is a collection of mostly signed First Edition Books from a personal library of suspense, mystery and literature novels.

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