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Library Lil

Williams, Suzanne

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ISBN 10: 0803716982 / ISBN 13: 9780803716988
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, New York., 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by the illustrator on the verso of the front free end paper with a drawing of a cat. Cover boards are clean with little wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Dust jacket is clean with no tears and little shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 004061

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Title: Library Lil

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, New York.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Kellogg, Steven

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


By the time she was eight, Lil had read every children's book in the library and was working her way through the encyclopedias. So it's no surprise when she grows up to become a librarian. When a storm knocks out the town's electricity one night, Lil knows that's her one chance to turn the townspeople into readers again. Full color.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 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
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