Synopses & Reviews
An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.
Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.
From the Hardcover edition.
"This makes an ideal addition to women's history units."
"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them."
"[An] easygoing picture-book biography."
"A concise, breezy chronology. Atwell's folk-art style acrylics capture a sense of history in the making, as well as the book's themes of excitement and change."
"Atwell's cheery, doll-like figures and joyful colors are a good match for the woman who insisted that children's library space should be vibrant and stimulating."
and#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
When a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There are no rules about lions in the library. When something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.
A picture book biography about librarian Anne Carroll Moore who, as the New Yorker said, "more or less invented the children's library."
Once upon a time, American children couldnand#8217;t borrow library books. Reading wasnand#8217;t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first childrenand#8217;s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the worldand#8217;s best childrenand#8217;s books in many different languages.
About the Author
Michelle Knudsen has worked in libraries in New York City and Ithaca, New York. She is the author of the Brand New Reader FISH AND FROG, among many other books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including WESLANDIA and SIDEWALK CIRCUS, both by Paul Fleischman, as well as HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED and ME, ALL ALONE, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, both by M. T. Anderson. He lives in Gorham, Maine.
From the Hardcover edition.