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The Cardboard Kingdom Hardcover – June 5, 2018

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The Cardboard Kingdom #2: ROAR OF THE BEAST, A Breath of fresh air. - Kirkus Reviews
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell The Cardboard Kingdom 2: Roar of the Beast by Chad Sell
Be anything you want to be in the Cardboard Kingdom! Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform their block into a cardboard kingdom. Join the kids of The Cardboard Kingdom as they solve the mystery of a new neighborhood monster.

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"Sell's cheerful, friendly artistic style... will appeal to fans of Victoria Jamieson. A breath of fresh air."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Readers may be inspired to craft their own cardboard kingdom after finishing the book. A must-have."—
School Library Journal, starred review

"Imagination, these kids prove, can erase what seem like unbridgeable differences."—
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Vibrant and rich.... A cross between Stevenson’s 
Nimona and Raina Telgemeier’s characters"—Bulletin, starred review

"This easy-reading story offers—in a fun, engaging package—a meaningful commentary on the importance of childhood games."—
Booklist, starred review

About the Author

Chad Sell grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin. He lived in a neighborhood much like the Cardboard Kingdom, where he and his friends bounded through backyards in imaginative games and outfits. He also drew a lot and came up with all kinds of colorful characters. His favorites were often the villains, because despite being different and misunderstood, they were powerful and confident, and they got the best costumes. Chad lives in Chicago with his husband and two cats.

Follow the creators of the kingdom on Twitter at @TheCardboardK.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (June 5, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524719374
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1524719371
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 - 10 years, from customers
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ GN150L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.35 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.94 x 0.86 x 8.31 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars the power of imagination and the importance of being yourself
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