The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians

The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians


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ISBN-13: 9781561453917
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 393,032
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carla Morris is a children’s librarian. She lives in Utah.

Brad Sneed has illustrated almost twenty picture books, some of which he has also written. He lives in Kansas.

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The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
MaowangVater on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Melvin loves going to the library because whatever he¿s interested in, the librarians are interested in, and they find things for him. ¿That¿s how librarians are. They can¿t help it. And that¿s why Melvin loved them.
Jenpark on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a story of a little boy who starts going to the library after school in the 2nd grade and then spends so much time there throughout the years that has a special connection with the reference librarians. It made me shed a tear when they attended his high school graduation.
zenobia158 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This book speaks to me (says a librarian)
NataliaLucia on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Personal Response: As a library school student, I found this picture book to be very charming. Curricular Connection: This story can be read aloud in a First Grade classroom. Students can discuss what sorts of questions they would like to ask librarians.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Throughout his school career, Melvin goes to the library regularly and gets the information he needs from the three librarians.
erineell on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The audio version of The Boy who was Raised by LIbrarians is a great addition to have while reading along silently with the book. The audio begins with a brief introduction of how to listen to the story with the book (silently, turn the page to the beep, etc.) The narrator's voice fluctuation and change of accents for the characters accompanied by sound effects and background knowledge made this book more enjoyable then the print itself. The story is about a young boy, Melvin, who spends his free time at the library. The story covers how three librarians help him with projects and discoveries over the years from first grade through adulthood. The book portrays the librarians as helpful, organized, knowledgeable, involved and caring. The illustrations of this book add to the story as the characters' appearance change as they age and gives more insight to what a librarian really does at the library. Some of the pictures tell of unspoken parts of the story (Melvin becoming a librarian, how the bugs were classified, etc.) while others portray what is written. This picture book is a bit lengthly and better for elementary age children who are curious about the library and librarians. Age Appropriate: 1st- 3rd gradeMorris, C. (2007). The boy who was raised by librarians. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
"The Boy Who was Raised by Librarians" depicts how vital books and libraries are. As the boy reads more and more, he excels more in school. This book also glorifies librarians, who don't always get the credit they deserve. Books can help create relationships--relationships that can last a lifetime (relationships that are sometimes as strong as family bonds).
awidmer06 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Genre: Realistic FictionAge Appropriateness: PrimaryReview: This book is a good example of realistic fiction because readers can related to the situation and the story gives insight into basic human interaction and human nature. The story tells about Melvin, who spends all of his time at the Livingston Public library with three librarians. He discovers that he can find just about anything at the library to help in his quest for knowledge. The library is a place where Calvin learns, grows, and spends most of his childhood, until he returns as a real librarian. Media: This book is a good example of watercolor and gouache media because the pictures are drawn with opaque watercolors, which allow for wide color variety and texture. The art forms blend well together and represent nice, even flow. It has a transparent effect, which brings life to the drawings.Characterization: Calvin is a round character because he strives to equip his brain with more knowledge. Readers are able to watch Calvin¿s character develop as he matures and eventually becomes a librarian. He loves the library and the librarians.
basiltherat on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Some would feel sorry for a kid called Melvin, whose only friends are three librarians! But Melvin knows how to work it; his friends help him and coach him and he wins the school spelling bee (predictably). It has the best ending when Melvin returns to the library, grown up and a librarian himself! Has cute piccies.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I loved the illustrations in this one more than the story; however, it's a great book that demonstrates an appreciation for reading and libraries.
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