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The Hundred Penny Box

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2006

    A Beautiful Story!!

    A hundred pennies for a hundred years of life, with a beautiful memory for each and every year. In this beautiful story, the young boy, Michael¿s, Great-Aunt Dew has came to live with them. His favorite thing to do with his Great-Aunt Dew is to sit with her and count the hundred pennies in her hundred penny box. As the young boy counts each penny Great-Aunt Dew tells him another memory about that year in her life, for she has a penny in that box for every year that she has been alive. Michael loves hearing all the old stories, however, his mother hates that old box. She believes that the old box is rotten and ugly and should just be thrown away. Michael, however, knowing the importance of that old box to his great-aunt decides to go head-to-head with his mother to keep her from taking it while his aunt is asleep and throwing it in the furnace. Read this wonderful story to see if Michael or his mother wins out, and find out what ends up happening to the old, but important, hundred penny box. The author of this book Sharon Bell Mathis was born in New Jersey. She has a degree in library science and as well has spent several years as a special education teacher. Mrs. Mathis won the Newberry Medal for her work on this book along with this she has written several other books. For these other books she has won awards from the Council for Interracial Books for children, as well as, two books that are ALA Notable books. Mrs. Mathis is a very talented author, and is very deserving of the awards she has been presented.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2004


    There is a little boy named Micheal who has to help protect his grandma's precious penny box. But will he succeed? Find out by reading The Hundred Penny Box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2004

    Very touching

    I liked this book, I read it in grade five. It was very touching and heart-warming. It also made you think of what you are gonna' do when you're old and the stories you'll tell you're grand-children

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