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Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians, The

Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians, The

by Carla Morris Illustrated by Brad Sneed

This humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere.

Every day after school Melvin goes to the Livingston Public Library. Everything has its place in the library and Melvin likes it that way. And his favorite people — Marge, Betty, and Leola — are always in their places, behind the reference desk. When something interests Melvin, his librarian friends help him find lots and lots of books on the subject. When he collects creepy bugs in a jar, they help him identify, classify, and catalog the insects. When he is cast as the Enormous Eggplant in the school play, Betty reads aloud from Organic Gardening to help him find his motivation.

As the years pass, Melvin can always find the answers to his questions, and a lot of fun, in the library. Then one day he goes off to college to learn new things and read new books. Will he leave the library and his friends behind forever?

Readers will enjoy Brad Sneed's delightful illustrations that colorfully capture the fun-loving spirit of Carla Morris's story about the contagious enthusiasm of learning.

Ages
5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
4.0
Lexile Measure
720L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
Peachtree Publishers
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Carla Morris
Brad Sneed

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