The Cardboard Kingdom

The Cardboard Kingdom

eBook - 2018
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"Follows the adventures of a group of neighborhood children who make costumes from cardboard and use their imagination to create adventures with knights, robots, and monsters."--Provided by publisher.


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Summer vacation can't last long enough for the kids in the cardboard kingdom.
Armed only with craft supplies and their imaginations, these neighborhood kids
become extraordinary characters and embark on thrilling adventures, filling their summer with fun and learning more about themselves and eac... Read More »

Gr 4-7–Neighborhood children find outlets for their angst by donning homemade costumes and envisioning themselves as superheroes, sorceresses, and other fantastical beings. Featuring dynamic illustrations and inspired storytelling, this is an exuberant ode to the power of play.

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Apr 15, 2020

I recommend this book to people who like magic. There is a sorceress who is very evil and destroys a castle! There is also a knight with an enchanted sword that shoots lasers. I liked this book because it made my imagination go wild.

Mar 03, 2020

This book is so good. I couldn't stop reading it. It made my imagination go wild.

Feb 09, 2020

I like this book because it is imaginative on a very high level and because it isn't so sexist!🏅

Tigard_LindsayD Dec 01, 2019

A neighborhood of kids create their own fantasy kingdom and vibrant adventures. Quick chapters introduce the imaginative bunch, who work together to create a summer to remember.

IndyPL_ShannonO Jun 11, 2019

I loved this graphic novel. I love stories that show us a child's imagination alongside the everyday objects they use in their play. Cardboard Kingdom also LGBTQ+ friendly.

Feb 23, 2019

A neighborhood where kids spend their summer using cardboard/tape/paint/bathrobes/ even a lemonade stand to create and identify themselves as people of the Cardboard Kingdom! Super fun optimistic and good humored Graphic Novel that every kid, parent, teacher, librarian or adult with an imagination or who needs that imagination re-ignited should read!

Jan 02, 2019

A delightful comic that is great for young and older audiences alike. The characters are children with wild imaginations that allow them to make personas of all kinds-- big, evil, small and brainy-- all suited to bring out their personalities and embrace the best parts of themselves. It's really wonderful seeing all of the unique ideas they come up with, and there is excellent representation for diverse cultures and family situations. The book isn't afraid to talk about some real issues that kids could go through, too. To top it all off, the art is absolutely charming. I personally loved the progression of characters, which you get to see if you give this lovely book a read!

JessicaGma Dec 15, 2018

Such a lovey collection of stories about kids in the neighbourhood making their alter-egos in the Cardboard Kingdom. This is a perfect little graphic novel for kids.

Nov 24, 2018

My kids (9 and 11) love this book so much! Each of them has read it multiple times and it has inspired them to create their own characters. The kids in the story face real-life challenges - big and small - and find ways to feel empowered and embody the strengths of their make-believe personas. Highly recommended!

OPL_KrisC Jul 24, 2018

Eye-catching art draws you into this delightful story about a group of neighborhood kids with awesome imaginations who set out to have the best summer ever just by manipulating cardboard in different ways.

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