Charlotte was inspired by our latest chapter book to build this "spaceship" out of an old box, buttons and spools.
Gruelle, who is best known for the Raggedy Ann books, writes a magical, strange, story along the lines of Baum's Oz books. Johnny and Janey use an old box to build a "flying machine", but imagine their surprise when it really does fly and takes them off to the other side of the moon where the Land of Noom is. Their grandparents soon follow after them and before long they are running from the evil Jingles the Magician and rescuing the beautiful Princess Nidia of Nite. It's an odd, sort of old fashioned story but it works and I love the silly characters.