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The library

by Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

Format: Book on CD 1996
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD KIT LIB
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
Call Number  j CD KIT LIB
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD KITSTEWART Sarah
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j CD KITSTEWART Sarah
Meet an unforgettable bibliophile Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls and she doesnt like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Lots of books. The only problem is that her library has gotten so big she can't even use her front door anymore. What should Elizabeth Brown do? Start her own public library, of course! With charming verse and watercolors Sarah Stewart and David Small celebrate one of America's oldest and finest institutions.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. Although there is no author's note, this picture book is dedicated to the memory of the real librarian who inspired it. The story begins with young Elizabeth Brown, who doesn't like dolls or skates but instead prefers to spend her time reading. She reads through childhood and college, and as an adult, she spends her money on books, books, and more books. It's a little difficult to incorporate some of the concepts into the pithy, rhyming text. For instance: "The form was for donations. / She quickly wrote this line: `I, E. Brown, gives to the town / All that was ever mine.'" The next page shows a library with her name on the sign. Did she donate the books to a library, which was then named after her, or did she actually help build the building? It's a testament to Stewart and Small's collaboration that the book works as well as it does. The story of a spinster who does nothing but read isn't the most scintillating of topics, but Elizabeth's life takes on gentle humor as she is shown reading while standing on her head or trying to vacuum and read at the same time. Small's framed pastel artwork uses wonderfully unique perspectives, showing rooms with roaring fireplaces and books piled high to the ceiling. Reading has never looked quite so delicious. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this "blithe yet affectionate portrait of a woman whose life centers on reading," said PW, "Small's airy illustrations charm with historical touches and soothing pastel hues." All ages. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Libraries -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Pine Plains, N.Y.] :Live Oak Media,1996
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Kaye, Randye.
Kubie, Chris.
Small, David, 1945-
Participants/Performers Read by Randye Kaye.
Other Contributors Music by Chris Kubie.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Track 1 has page turn signals; track 2 does not.
Accompanying book published by Farrar Straus Giroux ; illustrated by David Small.
Description 1 audio disc (approximately 6 min. each track) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm)
ISBN 1595190112 (CD & hc.)
9781595190116 (CD & hc.)
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