A Long Way by Katherine Ayres

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A little girl takes some intriguing conveyances on a flight of fancy to her grandmother’s house - with the help of a big empty box and a very active imagination

A gift for Grandma arrives one fine day, and her young granddaughter is
eager to deliver it by hand. Grandma’s house may be just a hop, skip, and
a jump away, but to the girl it seems a long way, and it certainly takes a
special kind of creativity to get there. A spare text and abundantly descriptive illustrations guide this elaborate journey into a child’s world of make-believe.
 

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Published April 1, 2003 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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All smiles and busy play, this outdoorsy alternative or companion for Marisabina Russo’s Big Brown Box (2000) or Patricia Lee Gauch’s classic Christina Katerina and the Box (1968) celebrates the way children can turn almost anything to ingenious, imaginative use—and will send readers of any age o...

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Sprightly spot illustrations show the girl earnestly gathering materials for each imaginary vehicle, and these alternate with spreads of the girl piloting the crude finished product.

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