The Hundred Penny Box

The Hundred Penny Box

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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.
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, c1975.
ISBN: 9780142407028
014240702X
Branch Call Number: J MAT
Characteristics: 47 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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shyracollins
Mar 03, 2013

The Hundred Penny Box is an excellent book about a young boy and his one hundred year old great-great aunt. The young boy loves to sit and count the pennies with his great aunt as they sit and talk about her life. I would recommend this book for children around the age of 9 to 11. There are some pictures but are not colorful and have somewhat of a shadow affect to them, so it is a good transition from picture book to chapter books. The only thing I did not like about the book, was it was not long enough, I wanted to keep reading and hearing more about the aunt’s life.

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Mar 03, 2013

shyracollins thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 11

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shyracollins
Mar 03, 2013

Michael loves to sit with his great-great aunt Dew, and count her one hundred pennies (one for each birthday) that she keeps in her one hundred penny box. As the sit and count Michael reads the year on the penny and Aunt Dew recalls a memory. Michael’s mother tells him the she plans on getting rid of the old box, and Michael plans to do what ever he can to keep that from happening.

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Mar 03, 2013

“Aunt Dew! Let’s count the pennies out.”

“Anybody takes my hundred penny box, takes me."

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