BoyRaisedbyLibrarians“Melvin lived in the Livingston Public Library. Well…he didn’t really live there. He just spent lots and lots of time there.”

Melvin curious young boy; he wants to know a lot about everything. The Boy who was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris and illustrated by Brad Sneed is an adorable story for any child, and a heartwarming read for adults. Written with a conversational telling style, the reader is pulled in and wrapped up in Melvin’s exciting and adventure filled life. Sneed’s illustrations are colorful and bring the story to life.

This story follows librarians Marge, Betty and Leeola as they help Melvin cultivate his thirst for knowledge. As Melvin grows, from barely being able to see over the desk and looking for information on snakes and bugs to being a second grade cast as an eggplant to competing in the Extraordinary, Completely-Out-of-Your-Mind Science Fair in the sixth grade, to working in the library as a high school student. The story continues from there, but I won’t ruin the end for you. 

The people we meet, who teach us, challenge us and mentor us have such a huge effect on our futures, and this book is a wonderful tribute to those people.

September 11, 2014


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