The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman

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A new classic from Newbery and Printz Honor winning author Carolyn Coman.

THE MEMORY BANK is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents they share. In fact these parents are SO horribly awful that one day, when the sisters disobey the rule against "no laughing", they banish Honey forever, telling Hope that she must simply "forget" her.

Hope knows that she HAS to find her sister again, before her memories of Honey fade. But before she can even begin to look, she's whisked away to the World Wide Memory Bank, where her accounts are in disarray...
 

About Carolyn Coman

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Carolyn Coman is the author of What Jamie Saw, a Newbery Honor book, and Many Stones, a Printz Honor book. Both books were also National Book Award Finalists. She lives in New Hampshire.   Rob Shepperson’s drawings appear regularly in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, and he illustrated The Big House, by Carolyn Coman. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Children’s literature has a long history of cruel parents, but Hope Scroggins’s are so heartless, they kick their tiny girl Honey out of the car for laughing… and never turn back.

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Publishers Weekly

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Coman and Shepperson (who previously collaborated on The Big House) alternate prose and pictures to tell the story of Hope and Honey Scroggins, daughters of unspeakably craven parents.

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Grown-ups may blanch, but kids get it!” For a complete list of all the graphic novels & illustrated chapter books among Kirkus’ Best Children's Books of 2010, click here.

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New York Journal of Books

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The Memory Bank starts quickly, introducing Hope Scroggins and her little sister Honey, as their parents kick Honey out of the car at the side of the road in punishment for laughing.

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Soon, though, missing Honey takes its toll, and Hope just stays in her cold bed all the time, sleeping her life --- and her memories --- away.That is, until she is summoned to the World Wide Memory Bank and told that her memories and dreams are all out of whack.

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The Memory Bank is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents they share.

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