The Lonely Book

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The Lonely Book
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4+
Release Date
April 24, 2012
ISBN
978-0375862267
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When a wonderful new book arrives at the library, at first it is loved by all, checked out constantly, and rarely spends a night on the library shelf. But over time it grows old and worn, and the children lose interest in its story. The book is sent to the library's basement where the other faded books live. How it eventually finds an honored place on a little girl's bookshelf—and in her heart—makes for an unforgettable story sure to enchant anyone who has ever cherished a book. Kate Bernheimer and Chris Sheban have teamed up to create a picture book that promises to be loved every bit as much as the lonely book itself.

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This picture book is absolutely lovely. The story of a book's journey from the shelf of brand new library books to (many years later) the almost forgotten piles of used books in the library's basement reads like a beautiful little fairy tale. And the determination of one little girl, who looked past the frayed cover and damaged pages to see the magical story within, to save the book and make it hers is just as wonderful. For book lovers and future book lovers alike, this is a gem of a book.
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