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Josephina the Great Collector

Engel, Diana

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ISBN 10: 0688075436 / ISBN 13: 9780688075439
Published by Morrow Junior Books, U.S.A., 1988
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Oversized Unpaginated Cute, colorful illustrations Josephine's passion for collecting anything and everything finally drives her sister out of the room they both share Faint moisture ripple near center of bottom of pages, otherwise book is AS NEW Dust jacket has tear on rear cover of jacket from top edge of jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 83300

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Title: Josephina the Great Collector

Publisher: Morrow Junior Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Josephina, whose collection of wonderful objects and fascinating knick knacks is taking over the room she shares with her sister, Rose, finds an inventive and satisfying solution to her problem

From Publishers Weekly:

Josephina collects her treasures everywhere, from sea creatures (dead or alive) to miscellaneous junk, filling up the room she shares with her sister. She collects alone; it is her entire world. At bedtime, counting and remembering where she found each treasure are her favorite good-night activitiesby herself. Rose suggests, "If you can't throw it out, why not lend it out?" Josephina takes this half-step, but Uncle Mario, a collector himself, foils Rose's solution; he offers to lend objects from his own collection to Josephina, and the girls return home with more stuff than before. At last Josephina accommodates her family and takes her belongings to her tree house. Readers may have trouble empathizing with Josephina's need to take home fish bones, and both story and pictures portray a girl who is completely possessed by her possessions. Even though most children go through a collecting phase (and yes, some do develop lifelong passions for certain types of objects), this book blurs the distinction between a reasonable hobby and evidence of far more extreme behavior. In the illustrations, a variety of perspectives on Josephina's clutter might have infused this with humor and somewhat lightened the situation; but as it is, with page after page of rooms jammed with oddities, the art only emphasizes the problems with the story. Ages 4-7.
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