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by Eve Bunting

Other authors: Maggie Smith (Illustrator)

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A raccoon and his friends go to great lengths to make sure they will always have a library from which to borrow books.
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
In St. Patrick's Day in the Morning Eve Bunting wrote in third person narration. In this story, her character Raccoon tells the story from a first person perspective. Raccoon shares the story of how he and his friends helped save the library. Both of Bunting's books tell of a personal experience in the main character's life. Since Our Library was told from a first person point of view it gives a more personal perspective. It was interesting to read and compare two of Eve Bunting's books. ( )
  bernadettecasey | Sep 28, 2019 |
A group of friends work together to help their library from closing. After they solve a problem another one comes unexpectedly. The friends stay energetic and get things done throughout the story. They check out books about all the problems they are facing which make this book so realistic because people always check out books for things they need help with. They solve their problems and get their solutions from the books they read that keeps their library safe and running. This book is very entertaining and useful, especially with the lively watercolor and acrylic illustrations. It teaches teamwork and with the help of others anything is possible. ( )
  Gsmith0930 | Sep 22, 2017 |
Illustrations: watercolor and acrylic. Miss Good announces that the library is going to close forever. Raccoon and his friends become very sad and take action to save it. They try and fix the roof and walls of the library and it doesn't work. Then, they try to save up enough money to help run the library, but that doesn't work. They decide they want to move the library to the Buttercup Meadow, but Old Beaver is cranky and at first doesn't let them move it there, but he soon allows them to move the library there because he sees the power of reading. This book is fantasy because animals are the main characters of the story and they talk and do human actions; however, the story is about something that could actually happen to humans and is close to our hearts. Reading is very important and the characters in this book emphasize that. Age appropriateness: primary, intermediate. ( )
  allieburks | Mar 3, 2017 |
"Our Library" is a book to teach young children about the importance of books. The book starts of our with a group of children animals that their library is being sold to another person. The animals will not stand for this. They want to keep their library. They need to fix books for their library so they read books about painting and building. They also need money for their library so they read books bout making money fast. The book is based around children or animals in this case, needing book, because books can solve any problem. I certainly recommend this book anyone in the age age group k-3. ( )
  twalsh | Apr 1, 2016 |
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