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The Legacy of Roxaboxen: A Collection of Voices

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Nominated for 1999 ALA Best Books for Young Adults

This book boasts a hidden treasure: the facsimile reproduction of a 1916 work by 11-year-old Marian Doan, telling how she and her friends created a town from lines of stone and imagination. Memoirs, reminiscences, and graphic materials combine to weave a vivid tapestry of Marian and her world, and to trace the long impact

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Hardcover, 72 pages
Published March 20th 1998 by Absey & Company
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Austen to Zafón
I read my 6-year-old a beautiful book called Roxaboxen, about a group of children in the 1910s who create an imaginary town called Roxaboxen (made mostly of rocks and boxes) on a desert hill in Yuma, Arizona, complete with streets, houses, shops, and a jail. The book was illustrated by the incomparable Barbara Cooney. When I got to the end, there were notes that Roxaboxen was a real place! Then I found this book, which not only has photos and a history of the "Roxaboxenites" who created the town ...more
Heather Rice
This book was very interesting! I usually would not read a book like this but I surprisingly really enjoyed it. In this book we learn of the history of the Doan family and how Roxaboxen came to be. We also learn of how this special place made those who played there feel; like they could do anything. I also really enjoyed all the side notes that were only most of the pages. Really helped the story flow!
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