The Library Card

The Library Card

by Jerry Spinelli
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The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590386333
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Series: Apple Signature Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 133,744
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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.

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Library Card 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
LovelyOutcast More than 1 year ago
I read this book about 4 years ago and I barely remember the stories except for the one about Sonseray. I remember I really loved it... Hopefully I'll read it again soon.
cheerleadergirl123 More than 1 year ago
I think it is a really good book but i think it needs some more detail about the characters and some pitcuresin the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to fall asleep while reading a book then you should read this one. It was poorly written and the storyline was horrendous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was outstanding i go all the way with my man jim, on this one because its great i would say BUY IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was fabulous, although somewhat confusing. I had started reading this book in fourth grade. I thought it was great! It's so modern. Mongoose, Brenda, and all the other characters I dont really remember, are all modern like. From spray-painting to book-lover.(For Mongoose) It was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about four different kids. Four very different kids. Until one day a mysterious blue card appeared. No one notices anything at first. Until they find out that this card has power. The power to take them to the past, present and future. I liked this book because it had lots of descriptions. This book can describe the feelings and actions of the characters very well. Sometimes when I was reading this I got confused with all the descriptions. Over all I didn¿t like this book because it was almost like a run-on. Also when the story was confusing, it could make you go back and re-read it five times! In this book also it was talking about the main characters friends instead of the main character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this Book withen 2 and 1/2 hours and thought it was a great book. I recomend it to everyone. PS My favorite character is Mongoose and Weasel whose real names are Jamie and Robert
Guest More than 1 year ago
Greattttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a great book because it is so intresting. This book is intresting because it's characters make it so exciting that you can't stop readin it. I really recomend this book to everyone in the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i ususule read mysteries so this book was a big change for me.even though it didn't make much sense most of the time, it was a good tells about four people and how a little card changes thier lives forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. I liked it a lot. It was different but in a good way. I really liked the plot. With Jerry Spinneli's books, you have no idea what to expect. I didn't with this book or Wringer and Stargirl. But I liked all of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book that i read,(the library card,) four lucky kids will be gifted by a magic blue library card.In the first story a kid named Mongoose is best friends with a street thug.They both do bad thing like steal, and spray paint on buildings. Until one day when they were on top of a building Mongoose finds a blue library card.This card then changes his whole life, from a low life street thug to a smart studious school boy.In the next story,a girl named Brenda is involed in a school project called the great t.v. turn off.She cannot watch t.v. for a couple weeks.When she is in her room she finds the card and this will change the way she watches t.v. in the third story, A guy named sonseray doesnt have anywere to go because he is homeless.He wonders around until he finds the library.This place has air condition but he does much more than sit and cool off.Finally in the last story, April finds a bookmobile and finds a card that leads her to reading books in the mobile.I rated this book 2 stars because it really doesnt make any sense to find a card and go to the library and read, read ,read. Therefore i rated this book only 2 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great book. I reccomend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I suggest this book to everyone and I really enjoyed it and i hope you do to