Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls, and she doesn't like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Now that she's grown up, her collection is so big all the shelves are collapsing. Her front door has disappeared entirely. What in the world will she do? The reclusive Elizabeth Brown surprises everyone with her splendid solution.
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Sarah Stewart and David Small are a husband-and -wife team who have created picture books such as The Library, which was chosen by the New York Times as one of the 10 outstanding children's books of 1995. The couple live in Michigan, USA. David Small and Sarah Stewart are a husband-and-wife team who have created picture books such as The Library, which was chosen by the New York Times as one of the 10 outstanding children's books of 1995. The couple live in Michigan, USA.From Booklist:
Ages 5^-8. Although there is no author's note, this picture book is dedicated to the memory of the real librarian who inspired it. The story begins with young Elizabeth Brown, who doesn't like dolls or skates but instead prefers to spend her time reading. She reads through childhood and college, and as an adult, she spends her money on books, books, and more books. It's a little difficult to incorporate some of the concepts into the pithy, rhyming text. For instance: "The form was for donations. / She quickly wrote this line: `I, E. Brown, gives to the town / All that was ever mine.'" The next page shows a library with her name on the sign. Did she donate the books to a library, which was then named after her, or did she actually help build the building? It's a testament to Stewart and Small's collaboration that the book works as well as it does. The story of a spinster who does nothing but read isn't the most scintillating of topics, but Elizabeth's life takes on gentle humor as she is shown reading while standing on her head or trying to vacuum and read at the same time. Small's framed pastel artwork uses wonderfully unique perspectives, showing rooms with roaring fireplaces and books piled high to the ceiling. Reading has never looked quite so delicious. Ilene Cooper
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Descripción Frances Lincoln Childrens Book, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111845076079