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The Hundred Penny Box (edition 2006)
by Sharon Bell Mathis, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
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Michael loves his great-great-aunt Dew, even if she can't always remember his name. He especially loves to spend time with her and her beloved hundred penny box, listening to stories about each of the hundred years of her life. Michael's mother wants to throw out the battered old box that holds the pennies, but Michael understands that the box itself is as important to Aunt Dew as the memories it contains. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this beautiful story will be available in a collector's edition featuring heavy interior stock embossing and silver ink on the cover, and a thread-sewn binding for added durability. A timeless story of the relationship between a boy and his elderly relative, this new edition is one that families young and old will treasure for years to come.
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Michael's love for his great-great-aunt who lives with them leads him to intercede with his mother, who wants to toss out all her old things.
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