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The memory string

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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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Level 2.9, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 600L
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Grouped Work ID 5575e258-2b22-29e7-18e5-f3336fe25955
Grouping Title memory string
Grouping Author bunting eve
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-16 23:17:11PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-18 01:59:50AM

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auth_author2 Rand, Ted, 1915-2005,
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display_description 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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subject_facet Grief -- Fiction, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, Grief. -- Fiction, Memory -- Fiction, Memory -- Juvenile fiction, Stepmothers -- Fiction, Stepmothers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The memory string
title_full The memory string / by Eve Bunting ; pictures by Ted Rand
title_short The memory string
topic_facet Grief, Memory, Stepmothers