A box of bones / Marina Cohen ; illustrations by Yana Bogatch.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After receiving a wooden puzzle box at a town festival, twelve-year-old Kallie figures out how to open the box and finds that her fate seems to be connected to a young bone carver from another time.
    • ISBN:
      9781250172211
      1250172217
    • Accession Number:
      bl2019014596
    • Accession Number:
      on1101899166
      1101899166
    • Accession Number:
      fay.650431
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      COHEN, M.; BOGATCH, Y. A box of bones. First edition. [s. l.]: Roaring Brook Press, 2019. ISBN 9781250172211. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431. Acesso em: 2 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cohen M, Bogatch Y. A Box of Bones. First edition. Roaring Brook Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431. Accessed July 2, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Cohen M, Bogatch Y. A Box of Bones. First edition. Roaring Brook Press; 2019. Accessed July 2, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431
    • APA:
      Cohen, M., & Bogatch, Y. (2019). A box of bones (First edition.). Roaring Brook Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cohen, Marina, and Yana Bogatch. 2019. A Box of Bones. First edition. Roaring Brook Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431.
    • Harvard:
      Cohen, M. and Bogatch, Y. (2019) A box of bones. First edition. Roaring Brook Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431 (Accessed: 2 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cohen, M & Bogatch, Y 2019, A box of bones, First edition., Roaring Brook Press, viewed 2 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cohen, Marina, and Yana Bogatch. A Box of Bones. First edition., Roaring Brook Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cohen, Marina, and Yana Bogatch. A Box of Bones. First edition. Roaring Brook Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cohen M, Bogatch Y. A box of bones [Internet]. First edition. Roaring Brook Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 2]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650431

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

Order, facts, and no nonsense: such are the guiding principles of 12-year-old Kallie's life. Yet, events are set in motion that alter Kallie's perspective when she is given an intricately carved puzzle box by a performer at a local festival. Seeing it as a mechanical challenge, she sets to figuring out how to open it, and when she does, out tumble picture dice that seemingly begin to influence her life. As she searches for a rational explanation, she rejects the suggestion by sunny new-girl Anna that the dice are bewitched story bones. But as more strange events occur, Kallie can't help but consider that her fate has become entangled in another's. Interspersing Kallie's narrative is a fairy tale about a bone carver, which parallels many of Kallie's experiences. As both unfold, Kallie's quest morphs into a more personal need to learn about her mother's death. Cohen's duel narratives don't operate as seamlessly as one would wish, but an end twist helps illustrate the value of stories and imagination, and that truth can reside in places other than facts. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

Kallie finds safety and control in a predictable life of numbers and science. That control unravels, however, when she receives a puzzle box made of bone and her orderly life becomes entangled with a fantasy world. In this intriguing plot, Kallie learns about her own family and begins to understand the power of story and complexity of truth. Copyright 2020 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 March #4

In this magic-laden story of family secrets and emotional growth, 12-year-old Kallie lives in Vermont with her stern father and gentle, accommodating Grandpa Jess following the drowning death of her mother, a writer. A lover of logic, order, and routine, Kallie abhors the kind of uncertainty found in stories. But life takes a mysterious turn when a faceless costumed figure at the town's Festival of Fools hands her a wooden puzzle box. Inside, she finds seemingly enchanted picture dice made from bone, which begin to serve as powerful portents of her present and future. Cohen integrates chapters of a fantasy story, narrated by a bone carver's apprentice, that Kallie is writing herself for a school project. As the girl explores her creativity, she becomes better able to accept that some truths—such as what really happened to her mother—are not always so cut and dried. Kallie's rigid, aloof nature obscures her vulnerability a bit too well, but Cohen thematically ties the storytelling elements together to create a compelling portrait of Kallie's grief and her struggle to understand herself. Ages 8–11. Agent: John Cusick, Folio Literary Management/Folio Jr. (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.