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Children's LiteratureA city girl—with a terrific imagination—sees fantastic versions of the everyday reality that surrounds her. To her, the adults are giants, the elevator is a magic box, and roadwork equipment is a dragon. Although the illustrations depict a typical urban environment, warts and all, the optimistic girl chooses to believe that the homeless man is a wizard and the children fighting in the playground are engaged in battle. It is a hopeful book—with vivid art work—about using one's mind to transcend the mundane and ugly aspects of city life. 2004 (orig. 1976), Star Bright Books, Ages 5 to 8.