Always Room for One More

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Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather," Lachie lives with his family of twelve, and he welcomes to his hearth every weary traveler who passes by on a stormy night. "There's always room for one more," says Lachie, and how his grateful guests say a wonderful "thank you" provides a delightfully warm and tender ending to this hilarious tale of kindness.

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Overview

Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather," Lachie lives with his family of twelve, and he welcomes to his hearth every weary traveler who passes by on a stormy night. "There's always room for one more," says Lachie, and how his grateful guests say a wonderful "thank you" provides a delightfully warm and tender ending to this hilarious tale of kindness.

The story, derived from an old Scottish folk song, is reflected superbly in the charming illustrations of Nonny Hogrogian.

 

Always Room for One More is the winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal.

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"Lachie MacLachlan...generously extends a welcome to all who pass by. Soon, a tinker, a tailor, a sailor, a lassie, an 'auld' wife, a bagpiper, and others join him, until the jubilant dancing and singing literally bring the house down....With the help of his guests, [Lachie] builds a bigger house, where there is 'always room for one more.'"--Book Links

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805003307
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 3/15/1972
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 336,170
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.85 (w) x 6.62 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Sorche Nic Leodhas, author of Thistle and Thyme, a Newbery Honor Book, turns to her childhood to retell this Scottish folktale that was passed on to her by her own grandfather. She has written many books for young people, among them All in the Morning Early.

Nonny Hogrogian, twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, for Always Room for One More and One Fine Day, has illustrated numerous books for young people.

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Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather," Lachie lives with his family of twelve, and he welcomes to his hearth every weary traveler who passes by on a stormy night. "There's always room for one more," says Lachie, and how his grateful guests say a wonderful "Thank you" provides a delightfully warm and tender ending to this hilarious tale of kindness.The story, derived from an old Scottish folk song, is reflected superbly in the charming illustrations of Nonny Hogrogian.

Sorche Nic Leodhas, author of Thistle and Thyme, a Newbery Honor Book, turns to her childhood to retell this Scottish folktale that was passed on to her by her own grandfather. She has written many books for young people, among them All in the Morning Early.

Nonny Hogrogian, twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, for Always Room for One More and One Fine Day, has illustrated numerous books for young people.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2007

    Based on a Scottish Folk Song

    The story is charming and the pictures are delightful. Always Room for One More has more character and is more memorable than most contemporary children's books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2007

    A Happy Children's Story

    Always Room for One More is cheerful, 'feel good' story with great illustrations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2006

    Enchanting story

    Always Room for One More is a Caldecott Medal winner that can easily be called a classic. Lachie MacLachlan, the hospitable main character of this charming tale who invites every traveler who crosses his path into his home on 'a very stormy night'. The MacLachlans are a family of twelve, yet their motto is 'There's always room for one more.' The story ends with a hart warming twist. Always Room for One More is a story based on an old Scottish folk song. It has charming Scottish phrases which add to its humor. Wonderful illustrations by Nonny Hogrogian, accompany the tale. Sorche Nic Leodhas was born May 20, 1898, in Ohio. She was a sickly child therefore she read often. Both her father and sister were writers they collected Scottish folk tales especially ones that had not been previously written down. She attended the Carnegie Library School. Always Room for One More won the Caldecott Medal in 1964. All in the Morning Early earned a Caldecott Honor in 1966.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2006

    always room for one more

    Always Room for One More is about a family who lives in a little house and invites everyone in who passes by their way! This is a Scottish children¿s book. Some of the words are hard to understand for a small child. For example, Lachie MacLachlan says, ¿There¿s room galore. Och, come awa¿in! There¿s room for one more, always room for one more!¿ There is a glossary in the back of the book that I had to refer to many times. I would consider this a traditional book because many people today still offer their home to strangers. This also could have been a Scottish custom. Sorche Nic Leodhas was often sick as a child. Her mother and father were both writers, and they often collected Scottish tales. She received the Caldecott for this book in 1964. Leodhas, Sorche Nic. Always Room for One More. New York: Henry Holt and Company Inc., 1965.

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