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Category
School Age
Series
Multigenerational
Author
Fox, Mem
Ages
5-7 years and up
Size of book
10 x 9.5
Pages
32
Item ID
291266

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge


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"Adults will likely turn the last page with a pang, then will read again this beautiful, gentle story about aging. Whether a child is listening or not. Young Wilfrid Gordon lives next door to a nursing home and is best friends with 96-year-old Miss Nancy, to whom he tells his secrets. When she loses her memory, he decides to find it for her with the confidence only an innocent can have...For a topic often spoken of in euphemism, the author has displayed warmth, wit and dignity without being sappy. The spongeable cover and dreamy watercolors complement this uplifting tale." -The Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A wonderful tale that celebrates both the exuberance of childhood and the dignity of old age." - The Boston Sunday Globe

"The illustrations splashy, slightly hazy watercolors in rosy pastels contrast the boy's fidgety energy with his friends' slow, care


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