Author: Alice McLerran
Illustrator: Barbara Cooney
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York
Publication Date: 1991
Awards: 1992 Minnesota Book Award, Southwest Book Award
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Gr. K-3

Overview: A fantastic tale of a town created by a group of neighborhood playmates; how it was created and the adventures that happened there. The story, as well as the illustrations, encourage imagination and creativity in children.

Activity: Have students create their own town and give it a name. You may have them describe it in a paragraph, draw a picture, or even write a story about how it was created or something that went on there.

Reviewer’s Name: Laura Messerly