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Library Mouse: A World to Exploreby Daniel Kirk
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Celebrated writer and illustrator Daniel Kirk brings to life the joys of reading, writing, and sharing in this all-new Library Mouse adventure. Sam the library mouse loves to write, and the children love his little books, which he leaves on the library shelves for them to find. But no one at the library has ever met him. When Tom can't find a partner for a book-making assignment and finds Sam's secret hole behind the children's reference section, will the pair be able to work together, or will Sam's secret identity be spoiled forever? A heartwarming tale about collaboration and creative ambitions, this book will enchant any young aspiring author or illustrator.
"Sam the library mouse is content reading and writing about far-off places and events. When he meets Sarah, a daring mouse from the other side of the stacks, Sam is happy to pass on his book knowledge. But when Sarah tries to share her love of exploring the highest shelves, Sam struggles between his fears, Sarah's encouragement, and his own desire to be brave. Sam's realization that 'readers and writers are explorers, too' is refreshing, but it's Sarah's response--'just think of the books you could write if you really got to see the world!'--that gives this story depth. Ages 6 — 9. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
This third installment starring Sam the library mouse explores how to research a subject and how to overcome one's fears. Full color.
One night in the library, Sam meets fellow mouse Sarah. Sam learns that Sarah is quite the explorer. She loves to scurry to the tops of shelves and explore the darkest corners of the building. Sam never climbs far up—hes too afraid! He prefers to research subjects—such as exploration—and write about them. Sarah doesnt know much about writing or research, but could reading and research help her learn more about the places she wishes to visit? Together this duo shows that, with teamwork, anything is possible.
About the Author
Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, including Library Mouse, which Booklist praised as a “show-stopper.” He is also the author and illustrator of Library Mouse: A Friends Tale and the novels Elf Realm: The Low Road and Elf Realm: The High Road. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his family. Find out more at www.danielkirk.com.
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