The Memory Box

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Turtleback Books, Jan 1, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Zach is excited---three weeks of fishing Gramp's lake and eating Gram's cooking. Their first day together is so good, Gramps calls it a 'Memory Box' day. But Zach isn't prepared for the story about the memory box. It's a box to save the memories forever; and it's especially for Gramps because he has Alzheimer's disease. The three of them spend their days together filling the box, with new memories and old. And all three support each other, building strength to handle whatever comes.

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

Poignant story with lovely illustrations about a young boy who summers with his grandparents by a lake. His grandfather starts a memory box of artifacts and writings with his grandson as his symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease progress. A good introduction of a difficult topic. Read full review

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User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

Genre- Picture book Reading Level- Grades 1-4 Topic and Theme- Family, dealing with illness Curricula Use- Read aloud, Independent reading Social- Handling encroaching dementia in a family member ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

Bahr, who describes herself as "a librarian by profession and an author by addiction," has won numerous awards for her writing.

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