ISBN: 9781452179735

Publication date: 27 Apr 2023

Author: Matthew Burgess, Evan Turk

Like modern-day Miss Rumphius, this luminous story brings the scope of a lifetime into focus for a child reader, and fills it with the magic of gifts given and received.
On the morning of her eighth birthday,
Maude buries a secret
at the foot of a flowering dogwood-
and inside it,
a tiny toy elephant,
a marble like a tiger's eye,
a bird's nest with purple string woven through the twigs,
and more.

A special box.
A gift, waiting for the right moment to be opened again.

Matthew Burgess and Evan Turk offer readers a moving and radiant story of the relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter, and the joy and promise passed down between them. At once lyrical and profound, this book is a joyful celebration of intergenerational relationships, and of the secret treasure houses of childhood. Young readers will delight in the memories and magic tucked away in the red tin box.