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Snyder, Laurel.
New York : Random House, 2011
IL 3-6, RL 5.7
ISBN 0375869166
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Rebecca’s father has been out of work for a while and her mother has run out of patience trying to keep the family financially afloat so one day she packs up and drives off with 12 year old Rebecca and two year old Lew in the car.  They leave Baltimore and head for their grandmother’s house in Atlanta where Rebecca’s mother has already found a job and chosen a school for Rebecca.  Soon after their arrival Rebecca discovers an old red bread box in the attic and quickly finds out that when she wishes for something that fits inside the bread box, it appears.  When she needs a birthday present for her mom, she wishes for a spoon.  Over time she wishes for new clothes for herself and money, and things like pens, candy and lip gloss to give away to her new friends at school.  Rebecca’s repeated wish to return to her real home in Baltimore and to her father eludes her.  She never stops to think about where all the things come from until her life gets so complicated that she has to decide what she really wants and how the magic of the bread box can help her achieve it. (Booktalk written by Suzanne Wall-GSF Committee/Merrimack Public Library)
SUBJECTS:     Wishes -- Fiction.
                        Divorce -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Homesickness -- Fiction.

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