Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder is the story of a young girl going through a very difficult time in her life: her parents' separation.
In this story, Rebecca faces the very real truth that her parents are fighting, and that there is nothing she can do to make it better. Rebecca dearly loves both of them, but it is her mother who takes Rebecca and her brother away from their father.
They go to Rebecca's mother's hometown in Atlanta to live with their grandmother. Rebecca is furious that she has been torn away from everything familiar -- her school, her friends, her father, and her house. Although she loves her grandmother, trying to make friends at a new school is a nightmare.
When Rebecca is exploring her grandmother's attic, she finds a collection of bread boxes. One of them is magic. Anything that Rebecca wishes for, anything that can fit in the bread box, that is, magically appears.
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