Once Upon a Memory

Once Upon a Memory

Does a feather remember it once was a bird?

Does a book remember it once was a word?

When a feather drifts through a child’s window, a magical journey begins. As the boy follows the feather, he is swept away to a world filled with adorable animals, where fantasy and reality come together in surprising and playful ways. From the cake that once was grain to the ocean that once was rain, whimsical “before” and “after” scenes offer readers a peek at the world as seen through the eyes of a curious child, ultimately asking the question, “What will you remember?”

Nina Laden’s poetic and cleverly woven text is perfectly paired with bestselling artist Renata Liwska’s captivating illustrations. Together they create a story that will keep readers enchanted long after the journey has ended.

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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Art & Architecture

On Sale: December 3rd 2013

Price: $9.99

Page Count: 40

ISBN-13: 9780316400961

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Praise for Once Upon a Memory:
A Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Best Book of 2014 Selection

* "A rhythmic poem explores origins, both physical and abstract...Animal characters are tender and genuine. These musings on memory and change are thought-provoking, yet the piece also works as a lullaby. Reflective and peaceful."

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[A] gentle, dreamy picture book...A lyrical series of questions that play with the concept of memory and origins...[are] grounded by Liwska's pencil and mixed-media drawings."
School Library Journal
Praise for The Quiet Book:
A National and New York Times bestseller
ALA 2011 Children's Notable Books
2010 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Finalist 2010 Govenor General's Award
* "The soft, matte feel of the illustrations...are priceless...A delightful and enchanting choice for storytime or sharing one-on-one."—School Library Journal (starred review)
"Soothing and layered."—Kirkus Reviews