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The Ninja Librarian (The Ninja Librarian #1)

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Skunk Corners is a pretty miserable place when the Ninja Librarian moves in. It's just a dusty, tough town in the dusty, tough hills. Folks there aren't too friendly, and they don't see much need for high-falutin' nonsense like schools--or libraries. But from the moment the unassuming, white-haired gentleman steps off the train and into these tall tales, the changes begin....more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published February 12th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Dutch
I'm a Stuart McLean fan, and found this book to be very similar in style. I loved the collection of unique characters and oddball situations they go through. In short, I enjoyed this book very much, does that answer your question?
PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
A cute mind mint.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This was a refreshing, fun, breezy read that is very much serialized. There are short, short stories strung together as chapters and they are so vividly written it is as if you’re actually watching it. It was a change of pace from my normal fare and served to entertain while giving me a much needed break. It is a page turner but not in a gasp, OMG, I don’t believe they did that short of way – but in a “I love this break I’...more
Mike
The Ninja Librarian is a collection of stories told to us by Skunk Corners' unlikely school teacher, Big Al, who watches with fascination as an older gentleman comes to town one day. The stranger means to reopen the town library, which no one in town thinks they have a use for. But a funny thing happens when they try to scare him off: he calmly reaches into his pocket for something that isn't a black handkerchief after all...

Completely absurd in premise but wonderfully realized, these stories fo...more
Nikki Bennett
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book. With a title like "Ninja Librarian," I had no idea what to expect (except that the librarian would be a ninja, I guessed-and I was right). This book was funny, charming, and clever. A perfect blend of description and dialogue.

The Ninja Librarian is sort of a series of short stories, but each story builds on the previous one. Over the course of the chapters, the characters develop and grow, both in their respect for the Ninja Librarian and i...more
D.M. Dutcher (Sword Cross Rocket)
Fun little collection of stories about a Ninja Librarian bringing order to a lawless little town in the West.

Skunk Corners is a lawless little backwater where people don't like book-larnin' much. One of their hobbies is to torment the town's librarian in the hopes of driving them off. They are about to get a new one, and the ladies have prepared their laxative-filled casseroles, and the men are cracking their knuckles in anticipation.

They get a dapper, older man named Tom. Tom has a secret. He...more
Dixie Goode
Rebecca M. Douglass has written a book that is both familiar and unique. When the Ninja Librarian first comes to Skunk Corners he is stepping into a community where the school teacher has to pretend her tea is whiskey and hide her visits to the library in order to fit in with a town of illiterate, library hating, tough rascally characters. The library he takes on has a shortage of books and a spitoon that gets used and deliberately missed, and people betting they can run him out of town. This un...more
Kel (Bookworm)
This was such a cute and funny book. The Ninja Librarian, Tom, comes to Skunk Corners to be the new librarian. The town at first doesn't really want him and makes bets on how long he will stay since everyone tries to make him feel unwelcome. Tom isn't put off by their brash ways and ends up teaching the town quite a few different thing.
Crystal Smith-Connelly
The Ninja Librarian is very entertaining and great for all ages! I work at a library, so I knew I would like it, but it seems like a book that anyone can enjoy! I highly recommend this book...and after reading it, I wish my library had a ninja librarian!
Vanessa Arcangel
Mar 07, 2012 Vanessa Arcangel marked it as to-read
Shelves: potential
Ah! Ninja + Librarian = One very fun story... I'm definitely adding it to my list. ^ - ^
Dixie Goode
Rebecca M. Douglass has written a book that is both familiar and unique. When the Ninja Librarian first comes to Skunk Corners he is stepping into a community where the school teacher has to pretend her tea is whiskey and hide her visits to the library in order to fit in with a town of illiterate, library hating, tough rascally characters. The library he takes on has a shortage of books and a spitoon that gets used and deliberately missed, and people betting they can run him out of town. This un...more
Lisa Frieden
I really enjoyed reading the Ninja Librarian - a delightful romp through an imaginary town, set in the early 20th century foothills of the California Sierra foothills. Rather than a novel, this is more a collection of tales about a mysterious "Ninja Librarian" who comes to a dusty western town "Skunk Corners" filled with ne'er do well anti-readers. The tales are told by "Big Al" who develops a friendship with the librarian and who narrates all the funny episodes where the librarian has to stand...more
Hriday
The book starts off with an unusual premise - an old librarian who is an expert in martial arts! The interest levels and novelty are sustained for the first 50 pages after which monotony sets in.

The story line is a little reminiscent of 'To Sir, with love'. A good, fast read overall.
Beth Yeary
Thanks to Goodreads, I've read this book, and would love to find more of this series. Each chapter stands alone as a story, but fit together rather nicelyl
Jemima Pett
Review follows on April 13th as part of the Ap[ril A to Z Challenge.
Heather
Loved this. A giggle a minute! Can't wait to read the next one!
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Rebecca Douglass grew up in Idaho, Arizona, and Washington states, and now lives near San Francisco. Her passions include backpacking, hiking, books, and running and biking. She works at the library, volunteers in the schools, and is hard at work on her next book.
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