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The Secret in the Matchbox

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Bobby takes his matchbox containing an awesome secret to school, where the class slowly and horrifyingly becomes involved with the contents.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 1st 1990 by Sunburst (first published April 1st 1988)
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This is possibly the greatest, greatest children's picture-book of all time. I was pretty much completely obsessed with this book as a child..."He curled his fingers around his matchbox and smiled a secret smile"...If anyone can find this book for a reasonable price online will she/he let me know? The two, used copies on are 100 bucks a pop wtf.
Kathleen Porter
Nice use of repetition. "He smiled a secret smile." Evocative illustrations by John Shelley. Cautionary tale for the good and polite; unflattering portrayal of schoolteacher and school. A nod to the trickster...
When Bobby Bell brings a dragon to school in inside a matchbox he knows there is going to be trouble. [return][return]This is a beautiful children's book with delightful detailed illustrations.
jenna nims
good story and fun illustrations
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Mar 15, 2012 John Shelley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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