Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything.) There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill -- nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, cactus and greasewood and thorny ocotillo -- but it was a special place: a sparkling world of jeweled homes, streets edged with the whitest stones, and two ice cream shops. Come with us there, where all you need to gallop fast and free is a long stick and a soaring imagination.
In glowing desert hues, artist Barbara Cooney has caught the magic of Alice McLerran's treasured land of Roxaboxen -- a place that really was, and, once you've been there, always is.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mad.River.Librarian - LibraryThing
A special book about the special places of childhood, when our imagination is so ripe and powerful. If only we could all go back and spend time in our own unique Roxaboxens. Luckiy, through the magic ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - laurenbutcher - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this book very much and I have read it numerous times since I have first picked it up. The title "Roxaboxen" is what first lured me to read the story. I was curious as to what exactly ... Read full review