The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy

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When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon?

"She kept a fiery eye out to make sure no one removed any books from the shelves.... The very thought of sticky little fingers touching and clutching, pawing and clawing, smearing and tearing her precious books just made her hot under the collar."

The teachers, singed and scorched, formed a delegation. But not even sweet Miss Lemon could convince Miss Lotta Scales that "the library belongs to the children."

Fortunately, nearsighted Molly Rickmeyer stumbles into a copy of Snuff the Magic Dragon and reads the tale out loud. Her storytelling beckons the children back to the library and brings them face to face with the Library Dragon. Can an open book temper the flames of the school's hot-headed librarian?


About Carmen Agra Deedy

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Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books, including 14 Cows for America, The Library Dragon, The Yellow Star, and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. Michael P. White is an award-winning fine artist and the illustrator of several children's books. He lives in Georgia.
Published October 1, 1994 by Peachtree Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Miss Lotta Scales, the new librarian at Sunrise Elementary, is a real dragon, literally and figuratively.

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Outraged, Miss Lotty morphs back into her dragon persona, Miss Lotta Scales, roaring, “You bring back every last library book or I’ll melt your motherboard!” The arrival of the sweet-tempered new librarian—the very girl, now grown, who helped diffuse the dragon in the earlier story—plac...

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The kids' grades are ""going up in smoke,"" but neither the principal nor the teachers can convince the headstrong dragon to let the pupils near the stacks until one myopic girl accidentally wanders into the library and begins to read a story (``Snuff the Magic Dragon'') aloud.

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