Publication Date: June 25, 2009
An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.
Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.
Michelle Knudsen has worked in libraries in New York City and Ithaca, New York. She is the author of the Brand New Reader FISH AND FROG, among many other books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including WESLANDIA and SIDEWALK CIRCUS, both by Paul Fleischman, as well as HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED and ME, ALL ALONE, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, both by M. T. Anderson. He lives in Gorham, Maine.