January 25, 2001
Penguin Young Reader Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0803716982
ISBN - 13: 9780803716988
From the Publisher
By the time she was eight, Lil had read every children's book in the library and was working her way through the encyclopedias. So it's no surprise to anyone when she grows up to become the librarian of nearby Chesterville. Unfortunately, folks there haven't opened a book in twenty years -- they're too busy watching TV.Then one night a storm knocks out all the electricity, and Lil knows it's her one chance to turn these townsfolk into readers. But trouble is ahead when Bust-em-up Bill comes along and can't find a TV on which to watch his favorite show. This original tall tale combined with Steven Kellogg's hilarious illustrations is sure to lure kids away from the TV set and into the world of books. Suzanne Williams has been a children's librarian for twenty years. The author of four previous books, she lives in Washington State. Steven Kellogg is the award-winning author-illustrator of many popular books for Dial, including The Mysterious Tadpole, now in a special 20th anniversary book and toy package. He also illustrated The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, which has just been published in Spanish.
About the Author
Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy. Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton!
From Our Editors
By the time she was eight, Lil had read every children's book in the library and was working her way through the encyclopedias. So it's no surprise when she grows up to become a librarian. When a storm knocks out the town's electricity one night, Lil knows that's her one chance to turn the townspeople into readers again. Full color