The Hundred Penny Box

The Hundred Penny Box

Book - 1986
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This book tells the story of "a boy and his hundred-year-old great-great-aunt in . . . a quietly intense story, illustrated with sepia pictures that make dramatic use of chiarosciro" (The Horn Book). Newbery Honor Book.
Publisher: New York : Puffin, 1986.
ISBN: 9780140321692
0140321691
9780142407028
014240702X
Branch Call Number: J FIC Mathi
Characteristics: 47 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Diane
Dillon, Leo

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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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shyracollins
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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