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Librarian on the Roof! A True Story Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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I've held a few jobs since then. I've been a camp counselor, English instructor in Japan, and a registered nurse who has worked critical care, transplant, and surgical recovery. The only job I've ever been fired from was my brief stint as a short order breakfast cook -- I've never been able flip fried eggs over easy without breaking the yolks.
Currently I teach ESOL and I'm working on a Master's degree in International Literacy. I live in Texas with my husband and two sons, a Labrador named Bowzer and a cat named Mews, who all keep me laughing. None of them doubt my talents as a short order cook. (It helps that they don't like fried eggs). We spend a lot of time looking for lost keys and homework assignments under the books that clutter our house.
Top Customer Reviews
Ms. Laurell outdid herself, though, in October 2000 when she went on a major fundraising drive by camping out for a week in a tent that she pitched on the library's dome rooftop. She aimed to raise $20,000 to fund the creation of a children's section, but would people respond to such an outrageous stunt?
Based on a true story, young learners will gain an interesting account of the energy and creativity that can go into fundraising efforts, particularly during lean economic times when donors are less willing to open their wallets and pocketbooks. Cartoon-style illustrations and the catchy title will help to draw in readers who otherwise may avoid a book about finances and community activism.
It's about how a small town Texas librarian lives up on the roof of the 100-year-old library for a week, vowing to remain until the community donates $20,000 to upgrade the children's section. Obviously, she gets her way, but not before an unexpected storm nearly knocks her off.
If you've ever been to the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas you will recognize it immediately in the drawings. And if you haven't been to the Barbecue Capitol of Texas, come on down, yall.
There is a full page (for the adults) at the beginning which tells the true story of RoseAleta Laurell's efforts to revive the library in Lockhart, Texas in 2000.
I first recommend this for every librarian I know, because it's just wonderful. But I'll also recommend for anyone, adult or child, who loves books or loves their library.
From a child's standpoint, my son loves this book. He thinks its quite funny. It keeps him entertained and interested.
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Dust jacket was damaged. Book is bright and beautiful. Extremely eye catching! Fun story.Published 13 months ago by thrilled mama!
I like the way the author writes. I love the drawings. It's a very exciting and good book.
This is an entertaining, if wacky, look at how librarians see themselves. Harmless fun. Somehow I lack six more words.Published on May 22, 2013 by M. Heiss
In Librarian on the Roof author, M.G. King captures a true story of one person's passion (the love of books) and ignites a community! Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by GWitt