A touching story about friendship and the preservation of memory.
"I bet it was sad for Miss Opal to watch her belongings leaving in the hands of neighbors and strangers, but I knew the auction was Miss Opal's own idea.
A rusty blue scooter that pulls to the right; a box of old cookie tins; a hand-cranked ice-cream churn ... At Miss Opal's auction, a young child sadly watches as her neighbor's belongings are sold off -- one by one-- and taken away in the hands of strangers."
This tender story explores a special relationship between a little girl and an older woman, and the different feelings associated with having to say good-bye. In thoughtful words and beautiful oil paintings, Miss Opal's Auction celebrates friendship and the passing of memories from one generation to the next.
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Published November 1, 2000
by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR).
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.