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Posted April 13, 2007
The Hundred Penny Box
Michael¿s great-great-Aunt Dew, who raised his father Big John when his parents died has a hundred penny box. It has a penny in it to represent each year that she lived. Aunt Dew said, ¿when I lose my hundred penny box, I lose me.¿ Michael is worried because his mother wants to get rid of Aunt Dew¿s old hundred penny box. Aunt Dew doesn¿t seem worried but Michael wants to hide it, but Aunt Dew says ¿leave my hundred penny box right alone.¿ Aunt Dew is making it hard on Michael to save her hundred penny box and all of the memories in the pennies. Sharon Bell Mathis grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Morgan State College in Baltimore. She was a special education teacher, writes a monthly column for Ebony, Jr. She writes books for young children and received awards from the Council on Interracial Books and ALA Notable Book. She has written Sidewalk Story, Teacup Full of Roses, Listen for the Fig Tree. Leo & Diane Dillon illustrated this book. They met at Parsons School of Design and married shortly after. They quit their jobs to do free-lance illustrating. Then years later they began to illustrate children¿s books together.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 16, 2005
pennies from heaven
As my own mother grows older, I realize the importance of memories. The stories she tells my children express the values of our family as well as our family history. Aunt Dew and John Michael do a great job introducing (or reinforcing) this. The book made me stop and think whether 'things' or memories are important.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 5, 2005
I loved it!
I'm in first grade and I read The Hundred Penny Box. I liked this book because at every birthday, the great-great aunt adds another penny to her box but the little boy, Michael wants to hide the box because his mom is going to burn it up. What will happen to the box? Read the book to find out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 2, 2012
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