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The Hundred Penny Box

Sharon Bell Mathis

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ISBN 10: 0670387878 / ISBN 13: 9780670387878
Published by The Viking Press, 1975
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Slim hardcover, 47 pp. Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon. INSCRIBED ON THE TITLE PAGE: " Nov. 21, 1992/ Dear ____/ Great to meet you! Best Wishes/ Sincerely/ Sharon Bell Mathis". Fine in fine dust jacket. Michael's hundred year old great aunt Dew kept an old box in her room filled with pennies--one for each birthday. Michael loved to sit at her feet while she told the story behind each one. Bookseller Inventory # GE17272

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Title: The Hundred Penny Box

Publisher: The Viking Press

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Later printing.

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Michael's love for his great-great-aunt who lives with them leads him to intercede with his mother who wants to toss out all her old things.

About the Author:

Sharon Bell Mathis has written many books for children and young adults and received many accolades in her career. Her book Ray Charles, a nonfiction biography of Ray Charles, received the Coretta Scott King Award. The Hundred Penny Box received a Newbery Honor Award and is a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and also a American Library Association Notable Children's Book, and Teacup Full of Roses was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.

Leo Dillon was born to Trinidadian parents in New York in 1933. He met his future wife, Diane, when they were both studying at the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1953. They married in 1957 and became an iconic artistic duo. Leo and Diane collaborated on covers and woodcuts for a number of Harlan Ellison books; in 1981, Ellison edited a biography of them entitled The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon. Leo and Diane are the only illustrators to win the Caldecott Medal two years in a row, which they did in 1976 and 1977. They produced more than 100 speculative book and magazine covers together. Leo Dillon passed away in 2012. 

Diane Dillon was born in Los Angeles in 1933. She met her future husband, Leo, when they were both studying at the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1953. They married in 1957 and became an iconic artistic duo. The Dillons are the only illustrators to win the Caldecott Medal two years in a row, which they did in 1976 and 1977. They produced more than 100 speculative book and magazine covers together.

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