The Lonely Book by Kate BernheimerThe Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer

The Lonely Book

byKate BernheimerIllustratorChris Sheban

Picture Books | April 24, 2012

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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.
KATE BERNHEIMER is the author of the picture book The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Her most recent book for adults are Horse, Flower, Bird, a collection of stories, and The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold, the third novel in a fairy-tale trilogy. A fairy tale expert, she is the editor of ...
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Title:The Lonely BookFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9.38 × 0.41 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375862269

ISBN - 13:9780375862267

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from every lonely book deserves a good home Do books have feelings?  Do they have a pulse or a message they deliver in a soft whisper to your mind and heart? I think they definitely do.  Were you ever browsing in the library or your local bookstore,  sorting through titles, when one shouts to you, "Pick me!" You need to hear what I have to say right now about what is happening in your life's journey."  I bet you have.  This fabulous little book will tickle a book-lovers ears. The illustrations are soft and muted and beautiful to behold.  Much of the setting of this lyrical narrative transpires inside a library with new books arriving daily ... "The library was busy every day with children looking for books about everything in the world, and the moss-green book about the girl in the forest was often chosen and taken home. Whenever the book was returned, it was placed on the shelf where the newest books lived.  There was a long list of children waiting for the book, and it hardly ever slept at the library." After many encounters with eager new children wanting to read "the book" eventually the well-loved book became worn and tattered looking and less in demand and then.....completely forgotten.   "Dropped in a dark corner by a daydreaming child, and not even the librarian found it." Until a dark-haired girl discovered it, rescued it from obscurity, brought it home, and enjoyed its soft whisperings." Alice accidentally left the precious book at the library, and try as she might both she and the kind librarian assistant could not locate her favourite book.  Then one day.....no....not spoiling ..... You will have to check out the book and find out for yourself.  Did Alice finally find her book?  Where had it been living?  All these are good questions that need answering dear reader.  I know you will be very happy with the ending as all stories should have a happy ending (in my opinion) and everyone should live happily ever after, even if you are a  lonely book.
Date published: 2014-02-28