Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

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A magical breadbox that delivers whatever you wish for—as long as it fits inside? It's too good to be true! Twelve-year-old Rebecca is struggling with her parents' separation, as well as a sudden move to her Gran's house in another state. For a while, the magic bread box, discovered in the attic, makes life away from home a little easier. Then suddenly it starts to make things much, much more difficult, and Rebecca is forced to decide not just where, but who she really wants to be. Laurel Snyder's most thought-provoking book yet.


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About Laurel Snyder

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When she's not out exploring the great green world with her kids, the indefatiguable LAUREL SNYDER writes picture books, among them Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish; Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher; and Inside the Slidy Diner, as well as the novels Bigger than a Breadbox, Penny Dreadful, Any Which Wall, and Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains. Originally from Baltimore, she now makes her home in Atlanta, conveniently close to an urban farm and a kudzu-tangled creek. Visit her at LaurelSnyder.com JUI ISHIDA was born in Taiwan and raised in Japan. She studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and graduated with distinction. She has illustrated many children's books including Somewhere So Sleepy by Diane Muldrow, Sail Away, Little Boat by Janet Buell, and God Created by Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones. Jui lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband and two children.
 
Published September 27, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 242 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Twelve-year-old Rebecca realistically deals with the fallout of her parents’ separation, aided (surprisingly) by a magical bread box.

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The New York Times

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Found in the attic, the box grants any wish that can physically fit in its dimensions — a thousand bucks, the popular girl’s one-of-a-kind jacket, the perfect birthday present for Rebecca’s mother — though it can’t, of course, produce the one thing Rebecca most wants: whatever could possibly reun...

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When Rebecca discovers this isn't just a quick visit (her mother has a temp job for herself lined up and a new school picked out for Rebecca), she's furious.

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But when one of her wishes appears in the bread box, a beautiful jacket like the one the popular girl at school wears, things go horribly wrong and Rebecca realizes a truth about the bread box.

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Bigger than a Bread Box by former Tennessee resident, Laurel Snyder, is the story about a family on the verge of falling apart.

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For every child who ends up separated from the world she really loves, fighting for an identity she can’t quite articulate just yet, Rebecca will become a beacon of light in the darkness of family distress.Reviewed by Jana Siciliano on September 27, 2011 Bigger Than a Breadboxby Laurel Sn...

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