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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (1989)

by Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator)

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A small boy tries to discover the meaning of "memory" so he can restore that of an elderly friend.

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This is a beautiful story to teach to students about the meaning and value of memory. I know the children would enjoy this story as I did. This story is about a young boy who lives next door to the old folk's home. The people like him, that's why he gained a close relationship with most of them. One lady lost her memory, so he asks different people wondering what memory is. He heard that memories can be warm, it makes you cry, something that makes you laugh, and it's precious as gold. The young boy brought these objects to the old lady, she remembers her past and shares it with him. ( )
  EveYoung | Apr 28, 2020 |
A young boy who lived next to an old folks home knew everyone in the home. His favorite old lady was the lady who had 4 names just like he did. His parents were talking about the lady and said she has memory problems, but he didn't know what memories were. He asked everyone throughout the old folks home until he found his answer. He brought a bunch of items to help her try to remember her memories. She eventually comes to remember everything from the stuff the young boy brought her. It was a great book about Alzheimers and dementia. ( )
  CameronYoung | Apr 27, 2020 |
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge was a young boy who lived next to an old folk's home and he knew all the people who lived there, but his favorite person of all was Ms. Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper because she had 4 names just like he did. One day he heard his mother and father talking about Ms. Nancy losing her memory. Wilfred Gordon never heard of a memory before so he asked his parents, but he still wanted to know more. So Wilfred Gordon asked everybody in the old folk's home and everyone gave him different answers like something warm, something from long ago, something that makes you cry, something that makes you laugh, and something as precious as gold. So Wilfred Gordon went home to get memories for Ms. Nancy. He found seashells, a puppet on strings, a medal, a football, and a warm hen egg. When he brought them to Ms. Nancy, she began to remember different things with each item.

I really enjoyed this book. It was such a sweet and heartwarming read. I love that the boy decided to put a box together of different things that fit the different descriptions that the residents in the folk's home gave him. This book reminds me of "The Tooth," because they both have the same selfless child motives behind both stories. This is definitely one of my favorite books. ( )
  m.curtis | Apr 13, 2020 |
This is a story about a boy, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, who befriends an elderly woman at the nursing home he lives beside. He finds out she is losing her memory and wants to help her find it again. He goes on a mission to find out what a memory is by asking the older people in the nursing home. This is a heartwarming book that all should read. The illustrations provide enhancement to the text, giving readers a better look at what is happening throughout the book. This book is also complex because it tries to explain the idea of what a memory is. I would recommend this book to anyone because it is such as sweet story! ( )
  katiewatkins | Apr 10, 2020 |
I read this for the "A Character Who Is A Senior" part of my 2020 reading challenge. Simply illustrated, it was a touching story of a child collecting memories to help his elderly friend. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
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A small boy tries to discover the meaning of "memory" so he can restore that of an elderly friend.
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Editions: 091629126X, 0916291049

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