The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
Publisher: Puffin Books. 2006 (originally 1975)
Reading Format: Paperback
For Grades 3 – 5
Newberry Winner 1976
About the Book
Michael loves his great-great-aunt Dew, even if she can’t always remember his name. He especially loves to spend time with her and her beloved hundred penny box, listening to stories about each of the hundred years of her life. Michael’s mother wants to throw out the battered old box that holds the pennies, but Michael understands that the box itself is as important to Aunt Dew as the memories it contains. A timeless story of the relationship between a boy and his elderly relative, this new edition is one that families young and old will treasure for years to come.