Isabella: Star of the Story

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Every day is an adventure with Isabella!

An everyday visit to the library becomes an unexpected adventure through the pages of classic children's book favorites! Like Goldilocks, Isabella searches for a book that is juuust right.

Should she host a silly tea party in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter? Take a Technicolor trip through Oz with the Cowardly Lion? Or have a swashbuckling good time with the Lost Boys?

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Overview

Every day is an adventure with Isabella!

An everyday visit to the library becomes an unexpected adventure through the pages of classic children's book favorites! Like Goldilocks, Isabella searches for a book that is juuust right.

Should she host a silly tea party in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter? Take a Technicolor trip through Oz with the Cowardly Lion? Or have a swashbuckling good time with the Lost Boys?

Join Isabella as she imagines herself in the starring role of these beloved stories and discovers the extraordinary power of reading. Anything is possible between the pages of a good book!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Isabella, an imaginative, little purple-haired girl, discovers that reading is an adventurous and magical journey when her parents take her to the library, which turns into a whimsical dreamland of classic children's literary scenes . . . Storytellers will appreciate the introductions to the classics as Isabella discovers that all it takes is a library card and an imagination to soar through timeless tales." - School Library Journal

"It's a match made in book-reading, library-loving heaven." - USAToday.com

"The third book in a richly rewarding series . . . Fosberry has found a wonderful way to engage a whole new audience while making our trip down the rabbit hole all the more meaningful." - Good Reads with Ronna

"Isabella gives new meaning to jumping into a book. The pages are designed as a kind of puzzle, challenging young readers to name each book Isabella has found. It's made for a read-aloud with grown-ups, who will appreciate the two pages of background on the six classic books in which Isabella immerses herself." - USA Today

"Fosberry's story is delightful. " - Terri Schlichenmeyer, Bookworm Sez

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Isabella, an imaginative, little purple-haired girl, discovers that reading is an adventurous and magical journey when her parents take her to the library, which turns into a whimsical dreamland of classic children's literary scenes. Isabella envisions herself as the flying Peter Pan, the suspicious Goldilocks, the daring Captain Nemo, the beautiful Black Beauty, and the fanciful Alice in Wonderland. Her just-as-curious stuffed mouse appears in every scene, always accordingly dressed. After her visit to the mythical land of Oz, Isabella follows the yellow brick road back to reality-the checkout desk. Summaries for and interesting facts about the tales mentioned are appended. Colorful mixed-media art fills each spread, enough to tell the animated read-aloud on its own. The dreamy, vivid illustrations are similar to murals in many children's departments in public libraries. Storytellers will appreciate the introductions to the classics as Isabella discovers that all it takes is a library card and an imagination to soar through timeless tales.—Krista Welz, The North Bergen Public Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402279362
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: Isabella Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 157,442
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Fosberry

Mike Litwin is an award-winning illustrator who combines oil glazing, color pencil, collage, and other mixed media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of children.

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. After running away to Costa Rica for a few years, she returned to the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and three children to read, write, and try to get out of doing housework.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Great Story!

    I bought this as a gift for my friend's daughter, Isabella. Her parents almost started crying when they read it. Great story about an imaginative little girl.

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  • Posted June 16, 2013

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    Review: Isabella, Star of the Story

    Isabella, Star of the Story by Jennifer Fosberry

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    What a cute story about a child's search for stories we all know and love. Isabella's hunt for library books takes the reader through her imagination and many different stories (Peter Pan, Goldilocks, Captain Nemo, Black Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz) all in the search for the perfect library book(s) to take home. The illustrations were very pretty and very descriptive. I would definitely read more Isabella books.

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  • Posted May 12, 2013

    I am a big fan of the Isabella books. The illustrations are beau

    I am a big fan of the Isabella books. The illustrations are beautiful, colorful, and engaging. I just love Mike Litwin's artwork.

    This particular story is very fun and adventurous. It references a lot of classic story books. While I thought this book was really well done, my favorite is still My Name is Not Isabella.

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