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Once Upon a Memory

By Nina Laden (Hardcover Book, 2013)
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.

  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316208161

    • On Sale Date: 12/03/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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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.

Nina Laden is an award-winning, bestselling children's book author and illustrator who lives in Seattle and on Lummi Island, WA, but mostly she lives in her imagination. She grew up in the New York City area, the daughter of two artists, and received a BFA from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. She has over a dozen books in print including The Night I Followed the Dog, When Pigasso Met Mootisse, and Roberto: The Insect Architect. Her website is www.ninaladen.com.

Renata Liwska has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Her old schoolbooks overflowed with sketches, and the children's book illustrations she creates today are influenced by memories from her childhood. She is the illustrator of the New York Times best sellers, The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, and is the author and illustrator of Little Panda and The Red Wagon. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Renata now lives in Calgary with her husband, Mike. Her website is www.renataliwska.com.

  • Praise for Once Upon a Memory:


    * "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 ).

  • Praise for The Night I Followed the Dog:
    A Children's Choice Award winner

    "This zany debut is cause for celebration." -- Parent's Choice Gold Award Winner

    Praise for When Pigasso Met Mootisse:
    "This title is a sure bet for any children's collection." -- SLJ

    Praise for Roberto: The Insect Architect:
    "An architectural fantasy picture book for children who dream of building." -- Booklist

    Praise for Romeow & Drooliet:
    "Moving smoothly between humorous poetry and fast-moving, witty prose, [Laden] has successfully fashioned the story into a modern, happy tale." -- SLJ

    Praise for Bad Dog:
    "The rollicking text is full of humorous innuendo... Bad Dog is good fun." -- SLJ

    Praise for Clowns on Vacation:
    "Ladeeeeez and Gentlemen: better sit down, before you fall down laughing." -- Kirkus

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Product Details

Once Upon a Memory
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316208161
  • On Sale Date: 12/03/2013
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