The Memory Bank by Carolyn ComanThe Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman

The Memory Bank

byCarolyn ComanIllustratorRob Shepperson

Hardcover | October 1, 2010

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the Memory Bank is the story of Hope Scoggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and hideous parents they share. In fact these parents are so horribly awful that one day, when the sisters disobey the "no laughing" rule, they banish Honey forever, telling Hope that she must simply "forget" her.

Honey is picked up immediately and joyfully taken care of by a group of organized misfits called the Clean Slate Gang. But Hope doens't know this. She only knows that she HAS to find her sister agian, before her memories DO fade and before it's too late for them to have a life of happy memories together.

But before that can happen, Hope receives a letter from the Worldwide Memory Bank, telling her that her account is in disarray. She's picked up by an agent named Obleratta and hustled off to the Bank itself to sort out the problem. There she learns the process of how dreams and memories are kept safe. And she also learns that the Worldwide Memory Bank and the Clean Slate Gang are at war.

The story of how Hope makes her way through this brewing conflict and rescues her little sister is full of tension and suspense, set in a vividly imagined world of strange machines and wonderful characters. It's a new classic. A gentler Coraline. A contemporary Dahl. A delicious Coman.

Carolyn Coman is the author of What Jamie Saw, a Newbery Honor book, and Many Stones, a Printz Honor book. Both books were also National Book Award Finalists. She lives in New Hampshire. Rob Shepperson's drawings appear regularly in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, and he illustrated The Big House,...
Title:The Memory BankFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 7.77 × 6.22 × 1.01 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545210666

ISBN - 13:9780545210669

Appropriate for ages: 8