Bound To Stay Bound

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 Mermaid's purse
 Author: Polacco, Patricia

 Publisher:  Putnam (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 723355 ISBN: 9780399166921
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Books and reading -- Fiction
 Libraries -- Fiction
 Community life -- Michigan -- Fiction
 Storms -- Fiction
 Michigan -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction

Price: $22.78

Stella loves books so much, she starts her own library--but then a storm threatens to destroy everything.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 186704
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 72421

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/16)
   Booklist (10/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/01/2016 Fans know that Polacco writes family stories that often tell of kindness, courage, and, sometimes, sacrifice. To read one of her books is like visiting with those dear to her, and this warm and inspirational story about her grandmother’s love of books and its impact on her community is no exception. Much is expected of young Stella, and she does not disappoint, transforming her love of books into a mission: she travels around the country, sharing her books with others. This is message heavy, but the assertion that children—and books—can make a difference is a valuable one. The story is enhanced by powerful illustrations that focus on the faces and emotions of the characters. Even on those pages where devastating events occur, people are depicted in each other’s arms, comforting each other as the effects of a disaster are observed. The book concludes with a brief family history and photographs. Pair with Monica Brown’s Waiting for the Biblioburro (2011) for another story about the impact of libraries and books. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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