Always Room for One More

Always Room for One More

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Overview

Winner of the Caldecott Medal.

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," where he lives with his family of twelve, 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805003307
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 03/15/1972
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 291,589
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

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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Always Room for One More 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Based on a Scottish popular song, this book tells the tale of the owner of a house that enjoys sharing with the people who pass by, until the house filled up and exploded
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Always Room for One More is cheerful, 'feel good' story with great illustrations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.