The Secret Box (Hardcover)

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Times change.
Cities may grow large.
Summers may come and go.
And people might grow old,
but the one thing that always
remains the same is the desire for

Barbara Lehman takes readers on a timeless trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places. 

You’ll never know what you’ll find when you look inside!

About the Author

Barbara Lehman has illustrated many books for children, including The Red Book, which was awarded the Caldecott Honor in 2005. Born in Chicago, Barbara attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned a BFA in communication design. A full-time illustrator, Barbara says, “Books and art have always held the strongest attraction for me. I have always felt drawn to ‘commercial art’ because of its ability to reach many people. I like the idea of being part of the media in a meaningful and thoughtful way, especially with children as the audience.” She lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Visit her website at

Praise For…

* "A provocative example of the complexity that can be conveyed using only pictures."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Once again, Caldecott Honoree Lehman presents surprising visuals that playfully and mysteriously connect children across space and time. . . . Wonderful!"
—Kirkus, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547238685
ISBN-10: 0547238681
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 21st, 2011
Pages: 48
Language: English