Library Lion

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Candlewick Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
57 Reviews
An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.

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Beautiful artwork, lovable characters. - LibraryThing
The plot has a clear conflict and resolution. - LibraryThing
First, I enjoyed the plot. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are very detailed. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are done in acrylic and pencil. - LibraryThing
One reason I like this book is the plot. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Toconn2 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this cute story about a lion in the library. I enjoyed the physical appearance of the book with the soft colors and the simple pencil drawings. For example, the illustrator used light ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elissa Still - Goodreads

Library Lion follows the story of a local library that is skeptical when a lion begins to make regular visitations during story time, until he becomes a regular fixture. Comments/observations: This ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Michelle Knudsen has worked in libraries in New York City and Ithaca, New York. She is the author of the Brand New Reader FISH AND FROG, among many other books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including WESLANDIA and SIDEWALK CIRCUS, both by Paul Fleischman, as well as HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED and ME, ALL ALONE, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, both by M. T. Anderson. He lives in Gorham, Maine.

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