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ISBN13: 9780916291266
ISBN10: 091629126x
Condition: Standard
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Staff Pick

This beautiful picture book can be enjoyed as much by an adult as a child. It's a sweet story that avoids turning saccharine, created by two favorites: Fox is a wonderful author and Vivas's work in watercolor is both vibrant and whimsical. Read the book to learn about Wilfrid and his best friend, and to discover what's in the "box of memories."
Recommended by Carla, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a nursing home in which several of his good friends reside. Of course, his favorite is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, because she has four names just as he does. The only problem is Miss Nancy, who is 96, has "lost" her memory. Undaunted, Wilfred sets out to "find" Miss Nancy's memory for her.

Review:

"The illustration's splashy, slightly hazy watercolors in rosy pastels contrast the boy's fidgety energy with his friends' slow, careful movements and capture the story's warmth and sentiment." School Library Journal

About the Author

Mem Fox is an Australian author of children's books and an educationalist specializing in literacy.

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Brenda L, May 13, 2008 (view all comments by Brenda L)
This is an excellant story, beautifully written by Australian children's author Mem Fox. Great lessons to be learned by our friend Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge about how to treat the elderly with respect and joy! There are some things that may need to be explained to American children...like what Cricket is (the sport). I smile and tear up everytime I read it. The illustrations are gorgeous as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780916291266
Author:
Fox, Mem
Publisher:
Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Illustrator:
Vivas, Julie
Author:
Vivas, Julie
Location:
Brooklyn, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Old age
Subject:
Old age -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
1st American paperback ed.
Series:
Public Television Storytime Books (Paperback)
Series Volume:
83
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
30
Dimensions:
9.98x9.40x.14 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 30 pages Kane/Miller Book Publishers - English 9780916291266 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This beautiful picture book can be enjoyed as much by an adult as a child. It's a sweet story that avoids turning saccharine, created by two favorites: Fox is a wonderful author and Vivas's work in watercolor is both vibrant and whimsical. Read the book to learn about Wilfrid and his best friend, and to discover what's in the "box of memories."

"Review" by , "The illustration's splashy, slightly hazy watercolors in rosy pastels contrast the boy's fidgety energy with his friends' slow, careful movements and capture the story's warmth and sentiment."
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