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The Treasure Box - Margaret Wild

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From two of our most talented picture-book creators comes this celebration of things that can't be destroyed by bombs or fire. A haunting and beautiful tale of the power of words, the importance of stories and the resilience of the human spirit.

When the enemy bombed the library, everything burned.

As war rages, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a treasure box that holds something more precious than jewels. They journey through mud and rain and long cold nights, and soon their survival becomes more important than any possessions they carry.

But as the years go by, Peter never forgets the treasure box, and one day he returns to find it...

About the Author

Margaret Wild is Australia's leading picture book writer. She was born in Eshowe, a small town in South Africa.

Margaret has written over twenty books, many of which have appeared in foreign editions. All have been highly acclaimed. Jenny Angel (which was inspired by her brother's death at the age of seven), illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks and The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas are all winners of the CBC Picture Book of the Year Award. Her most recent picture book with Penguin is Leo the Littlest Seahorse.

She now lives in Sydney.

About the Illustrator

Freya Blackwood is one of the most talented children's illustrators in the world today. Her stunning and iconic illustrations perfectly capture the warmth and complexity of growing up. While warm and classic, her style has a unique quality that renders her work instantly recognisable. The pathos of her characters is a joy to behold, and her work has deservedly captured international attention and a swag of awards and nominations. These include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (2010), which is the UK's most prestigious award for children's illustration, and the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award - Early Childhood (2007).

Her most recent books are Maudie and Bear (2010), Harry and Hopper (2009), Her Mother's Face (2009) and Amy and Louis (2006). The Tresure i Box is Freya's first book with Penguin Australia. Freya lives in Orange, NSW, with her daughter, Ivy.

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5.0

Beautiful book.

By Be

from Adelaide, AU

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Treasure Box:

    Thought-provoking book. As a picture book it is for younger readers, although not for littlies - the concepts are deep and a little sad at times.
    Illustrations are stunning.

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    Margaret Wild

    Margaret Wild was born in South Africa and came to Australia in 1972. She has been a journalist on newspapers and magazines, and she worked as a book editor in children's publishing for sixteen years, responsible for managing and commissioning a large range of titles. She lives in Sydney and now writes fulltime.

    Margaret has written more than 70 books for children. Her books are published around the world and have won numerous awards.

    Her books for Allen & Unwin include the two teenage novels, 'Jinx' and 'One Night', and most recently the picture book 'Ruby Roars'.

    Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas; The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas; and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks. In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Australia. A Bit of Company and Going Home, illustrated by Wayne Harris, were published in 2009 by Walker Books Australia as part of the Walker Classic series. Margaret Wild was the winner of the 2011 Lady Cutler Award.

    Vampyre is a finalist in the 2012 Aurealis Awards in the CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures) category.

    Visit Margaret Wild's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780670073658
    ISBN-10: 9781453015049
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
    For Grades: 5 - 6
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 30th January 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 23.4  x 0.9
    Weight (kg): 27.6
    Edition Number: 1