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Covington Branch E WILLI S (Text) 33126005053958 Easy Available -

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  • ISBN: 0140568379
  • ISBN: 0803716990 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0803716982 (trade : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1997.

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Summary, etc.: A formidable librarian makes readers not only out of the once resistant residents of her small town, but out of a tough-talking, television-watching motorcycle gang as well.
Subject: Tall tales
Reading Fiction
Books and reading Fiction
Librarians Fiction

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1997 November
    Gr 2-4 A librarian's favorite fantasy. Lil the librarian is discouraged because no one comes to her dynamite storytimes, and no one checks out her terrific new books. The whole town would rather watch TV. Then one happy, stormy night, the power fails and stays off for two solid weeks. Lil pushes (credit her childhood practice lifting encyclopedias) the bookmobile (dead battery) around town and presto! changes vacant-eyed boob tubers into avid readers. But pretty soon, here comes trouble in the person of Bust-'em--up Bill, the tattooed leader of the (gasp) motorcycle gang. Bill blames Lil because there's no danged TV in the pool hall. Confrontation in the library parking lot! Bill's gang is waiting right where Lil wants to park her bookmobile. Will they move their bikes? Are you kidding? Nobody messes with Big Bad Bill, except of course, our heroine Lil. One by one, she tosses them aside, earning the respect of the not-so-scary desperadoes. The payoff is reading books, and since these guys are not academically gifted, Lil starts them off with Easys (Kellogg titles, natch). Pretty soon Lil has a new assistant. Bust-'em-up Bill is now Bookworm Bill, and the two even watch a little TV now and then. The silliness of both story and pictures are perfectly matched. Kellogg's distinctive toothy kids and laughing cats crowd the pages, fitting right in with the baby-faced biker banditos. A winner for storytimes anywhere. Ruth Semrau, formerly at Lovejoy School, Allen, TX Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews
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