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The Boy who was Raised by Librarians

by Carla Morris, Brad Sneed (Illustrator)

Other authors: Loraine M. Joyner (Cover designer)

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The boy in the story, he loves going to the library. He often asked librarians when he needs help, he felt comfortable. He read every day until he was in college.
Age group 4-5
Pierce country library
  quanhtran | May 13, 2014 |
This story was about a young boy who spent much of his time in the library growing up. He became so close with the librarians they became like mothers to him. Many children can relate to this story because they may also have a special place they like to go and they may have people at that place that seem like parents to them. It shows that some families may not be made up of immediate family it may be a special teacher or other individual that makes the child feel loved. Overall, the book shows how the librarians help grow the boys love of reading and how some children may find someone outside their family that helps them grow in one of their interests.
  SKugle | Nov 13, 2013 |
If your child does not yet know the wonders that can be found in the local public library, this book will erase all doubts! It’s the story of a boy named Melvin, who spends a great deal of time in the library as he grows up. Through the years, no matter what he comes up with, the librarians are there to answer his questions, applaud his efforts, and help broaden his horizons.

As the book ends, Melvin is off in college, but writing letters to his librarian friends to keep them up to date about what he is reading and what he is learning. Back home, a little boy named Sterling comes to the library…..

The pictures by Brad Sneed help convey a sense of fun.

Evaluation: How can you not like a love letter to librarians? The episodes are fun too, with Melvin’s curiousity constantly getting into trouble, and the librarians turning these would-be-disasters into learning experiences. Every library should have a team on board like this one! ( )
1 vote nbmars | Jun 4, 2013 |
This is a fun story about a little boy who spends a lot of time in the library because he wants to! I like that the boy is portrayed as well-rounded as well as smart (and not just geeky), and that the librarians are shown being resourceful, caring, interested, and using a variety of library resources. The illustrations were cute as well! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
This is a book written by a librarian for librarians. I liked it, but I'm a librarian. I especially liked that the boy grew up to be a librarian. I was kind of hoping that the new boy would be the first one's son, but the way it ended worked too. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
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Carla Morrisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sneed, BradIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Joyner, Loraine M.Cover designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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That's how librarians are. They just can't help it.
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Melvin discovers that the public library is the place where he can find just about anything--including three librarians who help in his quest for knowledge.

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