THE THUMB IN THE BOX
Groundwood Books, 2002.
IL 3-6, RL 4.1
fun to read early chapter book, narrated by eleven-year-old Leon, has everything
you need to keep readers hooked: great characters, a roadless island and
detachable thumbs (just like the one I have right here in this box).
But let's get back to the story. The roadless island of New Aukland
has to have a bucket brigade from the ocean every time they have a fire,
and the mayor had had enough. He wrote to the Canadian Government
saying that they needed a saltwater pump and the Government is sending
No, wait a minute, they are
sending a fire truck and someone to build a station house and a road.
Not sure they need any of those, but then again they never would have met
Little Charlie, who puts his thumb in a box when he sleeps at night.
If you read this story you'll figure out how they got along with their
new road, station and fire truck and maybe Little Charlie will show you
his thumb in a box. (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
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