Sunrise Elementary School has a BIG problem. Their new librarian, Miss Lotta Scales, is a real dragon.When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of boo
Sunrise Elementary School has a BIG problem. Their new librarian, Miss Lotta Scales, is a real dragon.
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 Brickmeyer stumbles onto 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 hotheaded librarian?
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"Deedy is an accomplished storyteller, and kids will likely enjoy her frequent puns and wordplay and [Michael White's] droll, stylized illustrations, filled with vibrant color and lots of comical details." ?Publishers Weekly
"Youngsters will enjoy the funny touches and librarians may feel the good-humored tap of a reminder that books are for kids." ?School Library Journal
"Clever wordplay, rich vocabulary and brightly colored illustrations make The Library Dragon a sharp, humorous commentary on children's department librarians-be they dragons or dragonmasters!" ?A Page in a Book
"...I love the story. I love the images. I love the humor. I love the language. I love it as a parent, a teacher, and a writer. I could read it over and over and over because the humor and the language and the story and the pictures are just that engaging..." ?Christie Write Wild blog
"...The wordplay in this book is tops, and the illustrations are as funny as the words - pay close attention so you don't miss a joke. The moral is nice, too..." ?The State Journal Register
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AR Quiz#: 13777
AR Reading Level: 4.8
AR Points: 0.5
F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: P
F&P Grade: 3-4
Reading Counts Level: 5.5
Reading Counts Points: 2
Color Info: Full color throughout
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Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books, including 14 Cows for America, The Library Dragon, The Yellow Star, and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience.
Michael P. White is an award-winning fine artist and the illustrator of several children's books. He lives in Georgia.