The Lonely Book

The Lonely Book

Book - 2012
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Once popular, an increasingly shabby library book grows lonely until a young girl rediscovers it, but when it becomes lost again both the book and the girl wonder if they will have a happy ending.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780375862267
0375862269
Branch Call Number: JP Bernh
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Sheban, Chris
Audience: "Ages 4-8"--P. [2] of cover

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marthawv
Dec 30, 2015

The Lonely Book is ideal for book-loving adults to share with book-loving children. Other reviewers have covered the plot; I want to convey some of the emotion.

In one of many understated moments, "For six nights in a row, Alice's father read her the book at bedtime, and then after her light was turned out she would read it herself by the light of the moon." The gentle illustration of the father reading to his child brings back memories of my father reading to me and of my husband reading to our daughters...and expectations of my sons-in-law reading to their children in the near future.

Book-loving families will understand and love this book.

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mmcbeth29
Oct 12, 2014

The Lonely Book is about the life of a book from when it is new and wanted by everyone all the way until it is old and forgotten in a basement. Thankfully, a little girl comes along who loves and treasures the book in the story enough to take it home forever.

This is an absolutely endearing book especially for those of us who adore books. It easily brought me back to when I was a little girl reading books under the covers at night and all the favorite books that were my friends. I especially love the message that, even when a book is old and battered its life is not over. There is still so much more for it to give.

The illustrations are gorgeous and have a dreamlike quality. I could easily see a child sitting down with this book and enjoying the journey this little book takes until the end when it ends up in the right hands. I would agree that ages 4-8 is the right age for this book as well.

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Man123
Jul 19, 2014

its kinda good

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Jasmeet123
Jul 18, 2014

It's good

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minecrafter_3
Jul 18, 2014

good

gigigal2101 Sep 18, 2013

I really liked this story. Reminds me of the velveteen rabbit or Toy Story.

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NeptuneTide
Aug 24, 2013

I so glad I happened upon this title on an acquaintance's book list! I think all of us who love books or has that one favorite book will relate with the character and connect with the story. A must read for all the book lovers and hoarders out there!

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courtws
Aug 04, 2013

Wonderful story about the life cycle of a book and the little child who finally ends up saving it from certain "trash death." Tale about belonging, longing, and longevity applies to the wonder of great oral stories as well. Something about this book hit a nerve and I just loved it.

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courtws
Aug 04, 2013

courtws thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under

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Man123
Jul 19, 2014

really good

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Man123
Jul 19, 2014

good book

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