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The Lady in the Box

Title

The Lady in the Box

Authors

Ann McGovern

Illustrator

Marni Backer

Publisher

Turtle Books

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9781890515157

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless woman; no home; displaced

Annotation

It is wintertime in the city and freezing cold, but not everyone is inside and warm. Ben and his sister Lizzie know that there is a lady who lives outside in a box over a warm air vent. Gently told and powerfully illustrated in rich hues, The Lady in the Box deals candidly with the issue of homelessness.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3; 3-5

Family Formation

mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Cuffies; Childen's Bookseller Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 1997, Honorable Mention, Best Treatment of a Social Issue

Keywords

helping behavior in children; neighborhoods; helpfulness; food; clothing

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

The Lady in the Box

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