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The man who loved libraries : the story of Andrew Carnegie

by Larsen, Andrew, 1960-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 20 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 92 Carnegie
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 92 Carn
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Collection  Children Non Fiction
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Biography J B C215Lar
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Biography J 92 CARNEGIE Andrew
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 92 CAR
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 338.7 LAR
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction NEW J 92 C21
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book MY LEARNING WORLD JPIC LARSEN
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Nonfiction E 92 CAR
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 338.7 LARSEN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
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Moon Township Public Library Easy TRUE STORIES JE LARSEN
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North Versailles Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J B CARN
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography JB CARNEGIE
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j 92 CAR
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Easy Non-fiction p-PERSON CARNEGIE
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography CHECKED OUT
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When he was a child in the 1840s, Andrew Carnegie and his family immigrated to America in search of a new beginning. His working-class Scottish family arrived at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Carnegie worked hard, in factories and telegraphy. He invested in railroads, eventually becoming the richest man in the world during his time.

Carnegie believed strongly in sharing his wealth, and one of the ways he did this was by funding the construction of over 2,500 public libraries around the world. His philanthropy completely revolutionized public libraries, which weren't widespread at the time.

Told in simple, lyrical text, the story unfolds against striking, stylized illustrations that transport readers to the bustle and boom of the Industrial Revolution. An informational spread explains more about Carnegie's life and work.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A tiny cottage in a Scottish village was home to young Andrew Carnegie until his family sailed for America in 1848. There he helped support them with jobs as a bobbin boy, a messenger, and a telegraph operator. Carnegie, who loved reading and learning, frequently visited a private library that was open to him each Saturday. Years later, Carnegie became wealthy and returned to Scotland to build a library in his old village, one of more than 2,500 public libraries he would build around the world. The book's back matter offers more details of Carnegie's life and achievements. Straightforward and accessible, the text tells a familiar rags-to-riches immigrant story with an unusual ending unusual in that the man became one of the richest in the world and his philanthropy built libraries so that someday someone like you could feel the joy of borrowing a book like this. The large, painterly illustrations use simplified forms and areas of flat color in pleasing compositions. An effective and quite pleasing showcase of an important literary figure.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a crisply written tribute to industrialist/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, Larsen (A Squiggly Story) outlines his path from a hardworking child of struggling Scottish immigrants to a wealthy businessman who established some 2,500 public libraries, among other endeavors. Maurey (The Specific Ocean) works in a subdued folk art style and a pale, creamy palette, creating a serene mix of quiet domestic scenes, busy urban landscapes, and, in one spread, a towering library that captivated a young Carnegie. It's an accessible, admiring portrait, though an afterword about Carnegie's legacy notes that "his relationship with works in his own factories was complicated," and an accompanying photo shows a Carnegie Steel Plant in Pennsylvania, "the site of a deadly union-busting conflict." Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Fiona Kenshole, Transatlantic Literary. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Carnegie, Andrew, -- 1835-1919 -- Juvenile literature.
Industrialists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Carnegie libraries -- Juvenile literature.
Carnegie, Andrew, -- 1835-1919.
Publisher Toronto, ON :2017
Contributors Maurey, Katty, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781771472678
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