Fox, Mem Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

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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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The offbeat style of this wonderful story--and of Julie Vivas's perfectly matched illustrations--couldn't be summed up better than by the oddness of the first sentence: "There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and what's more he wasn't very old either." Wilfrid lives next to a retirement home, filled with folks like "Mrs. Jordan who played the organ" and "Mr. Hosking who told him scary stories." But his favorite old person is 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn't even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it. Mem Fox's original take on the capacity of children to help the old remember is especially notable for its non-patronizing focus on old people. (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr

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Julie Vivas trained at the National Art School in Sydney, first undertaking a course in interior design and later switching to film animation. From 1969 to 1973 she lived in Spain. She now lives in an inner city suburb of Sydney with her husband and daughters.

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