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Dora's Box by Ann-Jeanet Campbell

Dora's Box

by Ann-Jeanet Campbell

Other authors: Fabian Negrin (Illustrator)

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This book features a more relatable version of the myth of Pandora's Box. After an encounter with a witch, Dora's parents put everything evil and sad in a magic box, which Dora must never open. Dora lived her life feeling only happiness until a young visitor needs her help and she decides to open the box.

The illustrations are colorful and exaggerated, giving the story a surreal feeling. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679876421, Hardcover)

What would it be like to live in a perfect world? A world without pain or


Dora, the child of a goodhearted man and woman, knows such a world. She is

protected by the wishes her parents made before her birth--wishes granted by a

grateful witch. Her parents first asked for a child, next for her to be

protected from all evil, sadness, and pain in the world, and lastly for her to

be loved by all. The witch gives Dora's parents a box in which to put

everything they want to protect her from, as well as a warning that Dora must

never open the box, or the wish will come undone. The last wish is up to Dora

to complete.

As the years go by, Dora's box is filled and Dora never feels pain, or fear, or

grief--until the day a boy persuades Dora to open the box. As Dora feels

sadness for the first time, the third wish finally comes true, for to be loved

by all, she must know pain and sorrow as well as happiness and joy.

Inspired by the myth of Pandora's box, this mesmerizing tale, paired with the

spectacular paintings of debut illustrator Fabian Negrin, has the depth and

beauty of a classic.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:47 -0400)

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In order to protect her, Dora's parents put anything that might frighten or hurt her into a box and tell her never to open it, but when she eventually does, her life is enriched by what she finds.

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