Araminta's Paint Box by Karen Ackerman
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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When her family moves from Boston to California in 1847, Araminta and her paintbox become separated, but through a series of new owners, the paintbox finds its way to California.

About Karen Ackerman

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Karen Ackerman has written over 25 books for young readers, including T"he Night Crossing, A Brighter Garden illustrated by Tasha Tudor," and "Bingleman's Midway" illustrated by Barry Moser. In addition to winning the Caldecott Award for his spirited illustrations in "Song and Dance Man," Stephen Gammell is the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor Books, "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant and "Where the Buffaloes Begin" by Olaf Baker. "From the Hardcover edition. Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" and its sequels, "Giggle, Giggle, Quack, ""Duck for President, ""Dooby Dooby Moo" and "Thump, Quack, Moo", in addition to a number of other picture books, including "So, What's It Like to Be a Cat?"and "Two Eggs, Please." She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published April 28, 1990 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The author of Song and Dance Man (Caldecott Medal, 1989) tells how a treasured paint box, lost from a covered wagon early in a journey from Boston to Oregon, follows its own itinerary and is eventually restored to its young owner.

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As Araminta's family make their way west in 1847, her wooden paint box goes astray;

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