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In the Attic

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Climbing up the rickety ladder of his toy fire truck, a young boy emerges into a marvelous secret world in the attic of his house. Anything may happen, he discovers, as he explores this new world. He finds an old flying machine and sails through the air above mysterious cities. He stops to help a friendly spider weave its web, and in an open field bathed in moonlight, he m ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 15th 1988 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published January 1st 1984)
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Ivan
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing book to read this was!

This book might have been 'boring' if not for the artwork present. It clearly shows the vivid and creative imagination the author has and the care that has been put into creating such a delightful read. Not only is the artwork amazing; showing the readers vast landscapes, endless universes, wild savannahs and much more, it also hides very strong messages within that apply to every age group. One good example is when the main character finds a friend, The sp
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Chris1988
May 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1
A boy even though he has lots of toys to play with finds himself bored but then he climbs into the attic and finds a world with endless possibilities.

I have mixed feeling about this book. It’s an interesting concept trying to capture a child’s imagination and make it into a story for children to enjoy but I’m not quite sure it works as a child’ s picture book. As an adult reading this book I can appreciate the perspective of an adult on the child’s imagination but feel this would be lost on a c
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Will
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hiawyn Oram & Satoshi Kitamura

A small boy finds himself bored with millions of toys to play with, he decides to climb up a ladder to the attic and spends a day engrossed in imaginary games with mice, beetles, spiders and finally a tiger in which he shares his experiences with. This is a great book about the creative world of children’s imagination. I think it is perfect to trigger that creative side of children.
Connie
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To tell the truth, I'm not sure what I think about this book.

The message - imagination keeps you from being bored - is a good one, and the story is interesting, and the artwork is just fine, but for some reason it's not adding up in my head as a keeper book. I might pass this off to my nieces' school.
Brittany White
This was definitely an interesting book about the creative world of children's imaginations. I think children will be inspired to invent their own imaginative worlds after reading this book, and living in a world where children can hardly entertain themselves, that is a great thing to cherish!
Cheryl
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imo, this attempt to stimulate and give praise unto a child's imagination falls short, except for the page with the windows to other worlds. But I can def. see why others like it.
Bianca Wilkinson
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very simple but can be a great stimulus for creative writing.

It is about a little boy who has all the toys in the world but is still bored. So he climbed I to his attic where he found different animals and games to play. When he came down to tell his mum about his adventure she is confused because they don't even have an attic. That's when you find out it was all in his imagination.

I like this book because the pictures tell a story by themselves and this can generate discussion am
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ABC
Dec 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: younger-kids
This is a great book for ImAgInAtIoN!
Alejo
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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delirium tremens! fantástico!
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Hiawyn Oram is a very successful author of children's books in Britain. Her books include the popular Not-So-Grizzly Bear Stories, the Animal Heroes series, and Mona the Vampire. She lives in London.
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