The Library Card by Jerry SpinelliThe Library Card by Jerry Spinelli

The Library Card

byJerry Spinelli

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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From the Newbery-award winning author of Maniac Magee.

Mongoose, Brenda, Sonseray, and April have nothing in common...until a mysterious blue card appears as if by magic and begins to change each of their lives. None of them guesses it at first, but that strange blue card will be their ticket to the past--and to a future that they never imagined. In stories that range from humorous to heartbreaking, Newbery-award-winner Jerry Spinelli reveals the amazing possibilities lurking behind library doors.
Jerry Spinelli won the Newbery Medal in 1991 for Maniac Magee, one of his more than 25 acclaimed books for young readers. He now lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Eileen Spinelli, who is also an author of children's books.
Title:The Library CardFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.58 × 5.27 × 0.42 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590386336

ISBN - 13:9780590386333

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ahh! Don’t read! Be prepared to read an awful book! Don’t read, The Library Card! There isn’t much of a story even though there are about 4 different stories in the one book. There is only one kid in each little story and the only thing in common with them is that they all found a library card. How boring is that??? One bully, one farm girl, one T.V. freak, and one orphan all have found a library card. The End. Where’s the action or humour? Jerry Spinelli messed up this book. Don’t buy it and don’t read it. Jerry Spinelli fans it will be a very huge letdown! DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!!
Date published: 2008-11-05

From Our Editors

Jamie "Mongoose" Hills finds the little blue card among the candy he's shoplifted. Brenda is saved by the card during the Great TV Turn-Off. And April Mendez takes a ride in a bookmobile unlike any other. Here are four unforgettable stories from a master storyteller.

Editorial Reviews

"Spinelli is able to convey the message with humor and tenderness and with a fast-talking immediacy about the preteen scene....the librarians are perfect". -- Booklist