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Your Own Best Secret Place

Byrd Baylor; Peter Parnall

25 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0684161117 / ISBN 13: 9780684161112
Published by Atheneum, 1991
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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1st Edition, 1st Printing. Light wear to covers. Text clean and unmarked. The binding is tight and square. Light wear to the dust jacket. Jacket has some fixing and darkening. Your Satisfaction is guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 042814017

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Title: Your Own Best Secret Place

Publisher: Atheneum

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Considers the pleasures to be found in one's very own private place, whether it be a hollow in a tree, a sandy gully, or a secret sand dune.

From Kirkus Reviews:

From a team with three Caldecott Honor books to their credit, a gentle exploration of how a particular place can have special meaning. The narrator describes finding one such place in a cave under the roots of a cottonwood tree, where a previous occupant has left several brown-paper notes (``I will be back no matter what/if you are cold you can use the blanket but do not use my other stuff'') and some treasured possessions; she reminisces about other secret places ``a sandy gully cutting through the hard flat Texas earth...a whole world by itself and I was the only person three''; a boy she knows has ``fifty bales of hay [that] make mountains and tunnels and craters and caves.'' Baylor's spare, lyrical prose celebrates the magic of these private worlds, sometimes shared with a friend or other fellow creatures. Parnall's flat areas of warm color form themselves protectively around the delicately drawn ``places and the imaginative young people who treasure them. An unusual, beautifully wrought concept book. (Picture book. 6-10) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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