Bound To Stay Bound

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 Ginny Goblin is not allowed to open this box
 Author: Goodner, David

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 386049 ISBN: 9780544764156
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Curiosity -- Fiction
 Goblins -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $6.50

Ginny tries to reach and open a box using a chair, then a grappling hook, then a catapult, while the narrator suggests ways to keep her away from it.

 Illustrator: Thomas, Louis
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 501779

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/18)
   Booklist (10/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/01/2018 Curiosity breeds ingenuity in this humorous story about a goblin determined to find out what’s inside a deep, round spangly box. Ginny, a small, green goblin with two protruding fangs and very long eyelashes, is told by her parents that she cannot open this appealing box until dinnertime. The narrator (it’s unclear whether this represents the parents or an outside narrator) comes up with ways to keep the box safe until dinner, like putting it high on a shelf, or placing the box in a room and locking the door. But Ginny has ways of thwarting these precautions. She can drag a chair over to reach the shelf, or dress like a ninja and use a grappling hook to infiltrate the locked room. The scenarios for keeping Ginny from the box grow more and more elaborate, but she is equal to any challenge. Thomas' illustrations, rendered in gouache, pen, and ink, are fun and fantastical throughout. The book ends at the dinner table, with Ginny facing the greatest obstacle of all—eating peas before getting the box. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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