Young W.G.M.P. wasn't very old but he lived next door to an old people's home and knew all the people there. He enjoyed their company but his particular favourite was Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper because she too had four names. He tries to discover the meaning of "memory" so he can restore Nancy's memory.
This work has Reading Australia teaching resources.
Unit Suitable ForAC: Year 1 (NSW Stage 1)
connecting with elderly, friendship, making connections, memory
Critical and creative thinking, Literacy, Personal and social
Achieved Notable Book status from the American Libraries Association in 1987. Televised as a WBZ-TV play across America, Christmas 1989.
Also published in braille and sound recording formats and as a videorecording and a kit with sound cassette and book.
Adapted for the puppet show produced by Windmill Performing Arts Company 1 - 20 July 2002, Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre. Director Neill Gladwin, puppetry director Peter Wilson, dramaturg Verity Laughton, creative producer Cate Fowler.
This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Korean, Chinese and Japanese translations.
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