The Magic Box

The Magic Box

by Barbara Brenner, Manuel Boix
     
 

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A mysterious box drops out of the sky, bringing big changes to a quiet town that's been cut off from the rest of the world. When people stop reading, working, and playing, one clever child realizes that something must be done about the box.

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A mysterious box drops out of the sky, bringing big changes to a quiet town that's been cut off from the rest of the world. When people stop reading, working, and playing, one clever child realizes that something must be done about the box.

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Children's Literature - Julie Eick Granchelli
A mysterious box falls from the sky over a secluded little town. The box contains a television and it has a profound impact on the town. Suddenly, the town's people become "hooked" on TV. They stop reading, playing and working until a young child helps them realize that the magic box isn't so magic after all. This books gives a wonderful and chilling view of how much television has consumed some viewers' lives. It's a good book to use during National TV-Turn Off Week. Part of the "Bank Street Ready-To- Read" series, it is a Level 3 (Grades 2-3) selection. 1998 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553349269
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Series:
Bank Street Ready-To-Read Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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