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The Lady in the Box

The Lady in the Box

Illustrated by Marni Backer

It is wintertime in the city, and Christmas decorations are everywhere. But in Lizzie and Ben's neighborhood, a woman lives in a box, grateful for the warm air that escapes through a vent in the sidewalk. After watching this lady in a box, the brother and sister decide to help her, despite their mother's admonition to never talk to strangers.The children worry about the kind-looking lady, and begin sneaking food and clothes out of their apartment for her.

Gently told and powerfully illustrated in rich hues, The Lady in the Box deals candidly with the issue of homelessness. 

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.2
Lexile Measure
370L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Turtle Books (New York, NY)
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32

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