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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books)

Mem Fox; Illustrator-Julie Vivas

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ISBN 10: 091629126X / ISBN 13: 9780916291266
Published by Kane Miller Book Pub, 1989
Used Condition: Used: Good Soft cover
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Title: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public ...

Publisher: Kane Miller Book Pub

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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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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