Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians

The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians  By: Carla Morris Illustrated By: Brad Sneed

This is the story of Melvin, who loved to learn at the Livingston Public Library. He spent many many hours there with his friends, Marge, Betty, and Leeola, who were the librarians who would open the world of knowledge to him in their own special ways.  Melvin loved to take his questions to them and they would answer them with books and knowledge from all sources.  The ladies were such a part of his life that they celebrated with him at his triumphs and when he became the next new librarian they were right there for him too!

This was a beautiful book!  It had wonderful illustrations and told the story of how important a library is to the life of a child.  It made me so sad for kids today that do not know the love of libraries and books, and the people in them.  My students at school loved this book and I think every school and library should have a copy on display so that everyone can love this story too! We also need librarians back in every school to share books like this and learning like this to each kid.

I borrowed this from the school library
ISBN: 978-1-56145-391-7

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