The Red Tin Box

By Matthew Burgess
Illustrators Illustrated by Evan Turk Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Chronicle Books Imprint Chronicle ISBN


The Red Tin Box

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Like modern-day Miss Rumphius and her promise to make the world a more beautiful place, this luminous story brings the scope of a lifetime into focus for a young reader and fills it with the magic of gifts given and received.

This moving and radiant story of the relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter, and the joy and promise passed down between them, begins one quiet dawn . . .

On the morning of her eighth birthday,

Maude buries a secret

at the foot of a flowering dogwood—

and inside it,

a tiny toy elephant,

a marble like a tiger's eye,

a bird's nest with purple string woven through the twigs,

and more.

A special box.

A gift, waiting for the right moment to be opened again.

At once lyrical and profound, this enchantingly illustrated book is a joyful celebration of intergenerational relationships and of the secret treasures of childhood. Young readers and adults will delight in the memories and magic tucked away in the red tin box.

Full-color illustrations were rendered in gouache. 
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