Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

There's nothing like curling up with a good book, but you have to be careful. Before you know it, a minute turns into an hour, an hour turns into a day, and a day may turn into . . . eternity.

Inspired by the likes of Edward Lear, X. J. Kennedy, and Lewis Carroll, the author of Arithme-Tickle and Scien-Trickery has created a collection of original poems about books and reading that range from sweet to silly to laugh-out-loud funny. Newcomer Kyle M. Stone's clever, witty, and endearing paintings make this the perfect treat for book lovers of all ages.
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

See more books from this Author
J. PATRICK LEWIShas written more than thirty-five books for children, includingArithme-TickleandScien-Trickery, both illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. He lives in Ohio.KYLE M. STONEmakes his picture-book debut withPlease Bury Me in the Library. He lives in Kansas.
 
Published April 1, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Please Bury Me in the Library

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In 16 poems, all but two appearing here for the first time, the Midwest’s cleverest living comic poet enjoins readers, “Please bury me in the library / With a dozen long-stemmed proses.” He suggests altering classic titles (“Green Eggs and Spam”), offers reading-related haiku, a library acrostic—...

| Read Full Review of Please Bury Me in the Library

The New York Times

See more reviews from this publication

For an avid reader, libraries can call to mind all manner of associations, few of them dull or staid.

Oct 23 2005 | Read Full Review of Please Bury Me in the Library

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Despite its clever title, Lewis (Arithme-Tickle ) and Stone's combination of sentimental rhymes and at times ghoulish whimsy creates a volume of poetry about reading that may leave bookworms with a bit of indigestion.

Mar 14 2005 | Read Full Review of Please Bury Me in the Library

BookIdeas.com

Privacy Policy: This site is read-only at the user level, and thus collects no information on it's users.

| Read Full Review of Please Bury Me in the Library

A Patchwork of Books

Her independence adds a zest Unto her speech, her piquant jest, Her quaint reply.- from An Australian Girl by Ethel CastillaRead the entire poem here.Check out my From a Land Down Under booklist.View all posts tagged as Poetry Friday at Bildungsroman.View the roundup schedule at A Year of Rea...

Dec 02 2016 | Read Full Review of Please Bury Me in the Library

Reader Rating for Please Bury Me in the Library
92%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 13 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×