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The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy

The Library Dragon

by Carmen Agra Deedy

Other authors: Michael P. White (Illustrator)

Series: The Library Dragon (1)

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I had mixed feelings about this book after reading it. I liked how the setting takes place in the library and teaches children to appreciate books. However, I did not like how the text incorporates some difficult language that students will not understand. In addition, the author uses characterization to help the readers get to know the protagonist Miss. Lotta Scales who is also the library dragon. During this story the author incorporates a chronological plot structure. This benefits the readers because they are able to follow along and predict what they think will happen next. Furthermore, the illustrations of the book include various bright colors to give the book a suspenseful feeling of what will happen next. While the pictures also enhance the reader’s perspective and helps them discover the multiple messages the story contains. The main message of the book is to respect the library and others. For example, at the end of the book the library dragon disappears because the children prove that they are able to respect each other and the books by not ripping or ruining the books. ( )
  tpasch1 | Nov 5, 2018 |
Miss Lotta Scales was the new librarian. She was a DRAGON! Which would have been neat, if she had actually let the children read the books in the library. She was so strict, that they were not even allowed to touch the books in the library. Miss Lotta Scales soon got lonely because none of the children liked going to the library anymore. Until one day Molly wandered into the library without thinking and read the book Snuff the Magic Dragon. This made Miss Lotta Scales turn into Miss Lotty and realize that children can take care of the library books and that children belong in the library. It is a story that teaches children about the ways to properly treat library books with a fun twist. ( )
  S.Hackett | Oct 3, 2017 |
A fun twist: a librarian learns the meaning of library story time and the magic of books from a child. The book was full of silly puns, it could easily be used to teach about word play.
Fantastic illustrations - a great all-around choice for story time for the elementary school age crowd. ( )
  JenW1 | Apr 12, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 20, 2017 |
This book is funny, exciting, and engaging. It's a great way to get students excited about going to the library.
  KristyMCooper | Sep 1, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 156145091X, Hardcover)

When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon?

"She kept a fiery eye out to make sure no one removed any books from the shelves.... The very thought of sticky little fingers touching and clutching, pawing and clawing, smearing and tearing her precious books just made her hot under the collar."

The teachers, singed and scorched, formed a delegation. But not even sweet Miss Lemon could convince Miss Lotta Scales that "the library belongs to the children."

Fortunately, nearsighted Molly Rickmeyer stumbles into a copy of Snuff the Magic Dragon and reads the tale out loud. Her storytelling beckons the children back to the library and brings them face to face with the Library Dragon. Can an open book temper the flames of the school's hot-headed librarian?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:27 -0400)

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Miss Lotta Scales is a dragon who believes her job is to protect the school's library books from the children, but when she finally realizes that books are meant to be read, the dragon turns into Miss Lotty, librarian and storyteller.

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