Please, Louise

3.46 avg rating
( 248 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781416983385: Please, Louise
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A library card unlocks a new life for a young girl in this picture book about the power of imagination, from the Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison.

On one gray afternoon, Louise makes a fateful trip to the library. With the help of a new library card and through the transformative power of books, what started out as a dull day turns into one of surprises, ideas, and fun, fun, fun!

Inspired by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Toni Morrison’s experience working in a library as a young girl, this engaging picture book celebrates the wonders of reading, the enchanting capacity of the imagination, and, of course, the splendor of libraries.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize–winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993.

Review:

Louise, pictured as a small girl wrapped in a raincoat and armed with an umbrella, enters what she
considers a strange and scary world. But at the library, she finds “shelter from the storm” and safe worlds
to explore. The authors’ rhyming text, though reflective of a child’s fears (junkyard monsters, dogs,
neglected buildings), does not always flow naturally, but the message is loud and clear. This is a testament
to the value of reading and the imagination as ways to understand feelings and the world. Strickland’s
illustrations bring Louise’s world to life; the objects of fear, in dark colors and threatening profiles,
dominate the pages until the world of the library embraces her. Off comes her hooded coat, the sun comes
out, and she now dominates her environment. We even see a close-up of her face, totally absorbed in a
book, a friendly dog by her side. A cozy way to address the subject of fears—and to get children to the
library. (Booklist)

The easy rhythm of the text of this book will soon lend itself to becoming a favorite read-aloud for elementary teachers and librarians. The story starts as Louise is walking to the library on a rainy day. The day is gloomy and she easily becomes frightened by the loud sounds on her path. Once she reaches the library, she begins to read and imagine a better place where she can be safe and happy. The illustrations are colorful and blend with the text to help tell the story. (Library Media Connection October 2014)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

MORRISON, TONI
Published by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1416983384

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Morrison, Toni
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9781416983385

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Morrison, Toni; Morrison, Slade
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1416983384 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI791151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison
Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A library card unlocks a new life for a young girl in this picture book about the power of imagination, from the Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. On one gray afternoon, Louise makes a fateful trip to the library. With the help of a new library card and through the transformative power of books, what started out as a dull day turns into one of surprises, ideas, and fun, fun, fun! Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison s experience working in a library as a young girl, this engaging picture book celebrates the wonders of reading, the enchanting capacity of the imagination, and, of course, the splendor of libraries. Seller Inventory # BZV9781416983385

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison
Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A library card unlocks a new life for a young girl in this picture book about the power of imagination, from the Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. On one gray afternoon, Louise makes a fateful trip to the library. With the help of a new library card and through the transformative power of books, what started out as a dull day turns into one of surprises, ideas, and fun, fun, fun! Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison s experience working in a library as a young girl, this engaging picture book celebrates the wonders of reading, the enchanting capacity of the imagination, and, of course, the splendor of libraries. Seller Inventory # BZV9781416983385

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison
Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A library card unlocks a new life for a young girl in this picture book about the power of imagination, from the Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. On one gray afternoon, Louise makes a fateful trip to the library. With the help of a new library card and through the transformative power of books, what started out as a dull day turns into one of surprises, ideas, and fun, fun, fun! Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison s experience working in a library as a young girl, this engaging picture book celebrates the wonders of reading, the enchanting capacity of the imagination, and, of course, the splendor of libraries. Seller Inventory # AAS9781416983385

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, Shadra Strickland
Published by SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE (2014)
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Childrens>Books and Libraries. Book: NEW, New. Bookseller Inventory # 01978141698338501. Seller Inventory # 01978141698338501

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, Shadra Strickland
Published by SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE (2014)
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Childrens>Books and Libraries. Book: NEW, New. Bookseller Inventory # 07978141698338501. Seller Inventory # 07978141698338501

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Morrison, Toni; Morrison, Slade
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1416983384. Seller Inventory # Z1416983384ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Morrison, Toni; Morrison, Slade
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN 10: 1416983384 ISBN 13: 9781416983385
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Scarborough, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1416983384. Seller Inventory # Z1416983384ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book