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Macmillan, Apr 4, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A boy and his action figure explore a secret world below the stairs

Jack and his action figure, Guy, have many adventures together, and the tall, narrow staircase in Jack's house provides the perfect setting. Jack and Guy climb mountains, visit cities, and explore forests. But one day Guy falls down a hole in the stairs and it's up to Jack to rescue him. What is going on below the stairs—only Guy knows.

Publishers Weekly has described Nina Crews as "highly skilled at seeing through her photographic lens with the eyes of a child." Here she captures the excitement of make-believe and celebrates a child's imagination and resourcefulness in her signature style.


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User Review  - Meerkat4 - LibraryThing

This was a little different approach. It took real life pictures of a boy playing with his toys. He lost his toy, and due to a little ingenuity, he got his toy back after it fell down a deep ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Using a mix of manipulated photography and line drawing, Crews places a lad with a wooden toy companion on a painted staircase next to a small, enticing hole. Jack and little Guy have many play ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Nina Crews has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including The Neighborhood Mother Goose, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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