The Thumb in a Box

© 2001 text: Ken Roberts; illustrations: Leanne Franson
Groundwood Books, Douglas & McIntyre
96 pages, hardcover, softcover 5" x 7 ½", color cover, b&w interior illustrations
ages 9 to adult
English only
ISBN: 0-88899-422-2

After a fire nearly burns down the remote British Columbian coastal village of New Aukland, the government insists on sending them a fire engine. Despite there being no roads into the community, nor WITHIN the tiny town and continually turning down requests for items the inhabitants really DO need. Then someone shows up with a severed thumb in a gorgeous wooden box hand carved by a local West Coast artist. Learn how Thumb gets his name, the village gets the best of the government, and what happens to that lion out back of the village. A satisfying read for children and adults alike. From the writer of the winning Thumb on a Diamond , and Thumb and the Bad Guys, also illustrated by Leanne Franson.

Cover: colored acrylic inks/ india ink; Interiors: india ink and ink washes

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