The Library by Sarah Stewart

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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.
 The Library is a 1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.
 

About Sarah Stewart

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Husband and wife duo Sarah Stewart and David Small have worked together on several picture books, including The Gardener, a Caldecott Honor book available from Square Fish. Small has also illustrated other books, including the 2001 Caldecott Medal winner So You Want to Be President?, by Judith St. George. Stewart and Small live in a historic home on a bend of the St. Joseph River in Michigan.
 
Published September 2, 2008 by Perfection Learning. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The creators of The Money Tree paint a blithe yet affectionate portrait of a woman whose life centers on reading. Elizabeth Brown's obsession begins in childhood: She didn't like to play with dolls,

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Finally, ""when volumes climbed the parlor walls/ And blocked the big front door,/ She had to face the awful fact/ She could not have one more."" Elizabeth then decides to share her wealth: she donates her collection to the town, turns her home into a library and-of course-continues to read vorac...

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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.

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