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The Lady in the Box

Title

The Lady in the Box

Authors

Ann McGovern

Illustrator

Marni Backer

Publisher

Turtle Books

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9781890515157

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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