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Publisher Comments:

THE MEMORY BANK is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents they share. In fact these parents are SO horribly awful that one day, when the sisters disobey the rule against "no laughing", they banish Honey forever, telling Hope that she must simply "forget" her.

Hope knows that she HAS to find her sister again, before her memories of Honey fade. But before she can even begin to look, she's whisked away to the World Wide Memory Bank, where her accounts are in disarray...

There she learns about the process of how dreams and memories are kept safe. She also learns that there's a group of misfits called the Clean Slate Gang who want to destroy the Memory Bank, and all of the dreams and memories kept there. What she doesn't know is that Honey has been picked up by the Clean Slate Gang, and they're heading right for the Memory Bank.

The story of how Hope makes her way through this brewing conflict and rescues her little sister is full of tension and suspense, set in a vividly imagined world of strange machines and wonderful characters.

Review:

"Coman and Shepperson (who previously collaborated on The Big House) alternate prose and pictures to tell the story of Hope and Honey Scroggins, daughters of unspeakably craven parents. As punishment for laughing, they abandon tiny Honey roadside. Readers won't worry about Honey; Shepperson's sequential full-page art shows her immediate rescue by a truckload of happy and mischievous kids. Hope, however, is relegated to sleeping in the garage, where she pines for Honey. But when Hope is collected by a muscular agent of the World Wide Memory Bank, a fantastical factory where memories are stored and dreams recorded, she is embraced by an entertaining cast of (mostly) loving characters. Hope is allowed to continue dreaming about a reunion with Honey; only Sterling Prion, the bank's head who fusses about impending war with the Clean Slate Gang (the rebel tots depicted in Shepperson's vibrant, sometimes menacing pencil drawings), interrupts Hope's reverie. It's not a seamless mesh of art and text — what Honey and crew are up to is a bit inscrutable for most of the story — but the sisters' tender relationship provides a rewarding unifying thread. Ages 8 — 12. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Set in a vividly imagined world of strange machines and wonderful characters, the award-winning team behind "The Big House" is back with a modern classic about a young girl's search for her little sister. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

A new classic from Newbery and Printz Honor winning author Carolyn Coman.

THE MEMORY BANK is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents they share. In fact these parents are SO horribly awful that one day, when the sisters disobey the rule against "no laughing", they banish Honey forever, telling Hope that she must simply "forget" her.

Hope knows that she HAS to find her sister again, before her memories of Honey fade. But before she can even begin to look, she's whisked away to the World Wide Memory Bank, where her accounts are in disarray...

About the Author

Carolyn Coman was born in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated from Hampshire College, where she studied writing. She is the author of WHAT JAMIE SAW, a Newbery Honor book, and MANY STONES, a Michael L. Printz Honor book. Both books were also National Book Award Finalists. She lives in New Hampshire.

Rob Shepperson's drawings appear regularly in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, and he illustrated THE BIG HOUSE, by Carolyn Coman. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545210669
Author:
Coman, Carolyn
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
Illustrator:
Shepperson, Rob
Author:
Shepperson, Rob
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6 x 7.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 288 pages Arthur A. Levine Books - English 9780545210669 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Coman and Shepperson (who previously collaborated on The Big House) alternate prose and pictures to tell the story of Hope and Honey Scroggins, daughters of unspeakably craven parents. As punishment for laughing, they abandon tiny Honey roadside. Readers won't worry about Honey; Shepperson's sequential full-page art shows her immediate rescue by a truckload of happy and mischievous kids. Hope, however, is relegated to sleeping in the garage, where she pines for Honey. But when Hope is collected by a muscular agent of the World Wide Memory Bank, a fantastical factory where memories are stored and dreams recorded, she is embraced by an entertaining cast of (mostly) loving characters. Hope is allowed to continue dreaming about a reunion with Honey; only Sterling Prion, the bank's head who fusses about impending war with the Clean Slate Gang (the rebel tots depicted in Shepperson's vibrant, sometimes menacing pencil drawings), interrupts Hope's reverie. It's not a seamless mesh of art and text — what Honey and crew are up to is a bit inscrutable for most of the story — but the sisters' tender relationship provides a rewarding unifying thread. Ages 8 — 12. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Set in a vividly imagined world of strange machines and wonderful characters, the award-winning team behind "The Big House" is back with a modern classic about a young girl's search for her little sister. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
A new classic from Newbery and Printz Honor winning author Carolyn Coman.

THE MEMORY BANK is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents they share. In fact these parents are SO horribly awful that one day, when the sisters disobey the rule against "no laughing", they banish Honey forever, telling Hope that she must simply "forget" her.

Hope knows that she HAS to find her sister again, before her memories of Honey fade. But before she can even begin to look, she's whisked away to the World Wide Memory Bank, where her accounts are in disarray...

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