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The Memory String
By Eve Bunting and Ted Rand (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date September 8, 2015
Pages 36
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544555471
ISBN-10 0544555473
Dimensions 0.25 by 11.50 by 11.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
Each button on Laura’s memory string represents a piece of her family history. The buttons Laura cherishes the most belonged to her mother—a button from her prom dress, a white one off her wedding dress, and a single small button from the nightgown she was wearing on the day she died. When the string breaks, Laura’s new stepmother, Jane, is there to comfort Laura and search for a missing button, just as Laura’s mother would have done. But it’s not the same—Jane isn’t Mom. In Eve Bunting’s moving story, beautifully illustrated by Ted Rand, Laura discovers that a memory string is not just for remembering the past: it’s also for recording new memories.

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Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 8, 2015)
9780544555471 | details & prices | 36 pages | 11.50 × 11.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.45 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Each button on Laura’s memory string represents a piece of her family history.
from Houghton Mifflin (August 21, 2000)
9780547350066 | details & prices | List price $16.00
School and Library
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from Clarion Books (August 21, 2000)
9780395861462 | details & prices | 32 pages | 10.50 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.00 lbs | List price $17.99
About: While still grieving for her mother and unable to accept her stepmother, a girl clings to the memories represented by forty-three buttons on a string.
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from Turtleback Books (September 8, 2015)
9780606374484 | details & prices | 10.25 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.20

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