June 13, 2012

The Memory Bank

The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman, illustrations by Rob Shepperson

This is a cute book that uses the text and pictures trick to tell a story.  Although there aren't as many pictures as there are in other books of this genre (for example, Wonderstruck by Brian Seltzer), the pictures do add a lot of depth to the story. This book tells about Hope, who's name is very appropriate. One day Hope's parents leave her little sister, Honey, on the side of the road. Hope continues to hope that she will be reunited with her sister, but retreats into sleep and dreams to be with her. One day, Hope gets a letter demanding to know why her dream balance is larger than her memory balance. After that she makes a trip to a magical world where dreams and memories are stored, The Memory Bank. This is a delightful book that I recommend for fans of light fantasy. This review is based on a library copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

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