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Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
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Jul 07, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction, middle-grades, intermediate
Read in July, 2011

This is a quick, delightful read--and would make a great read aloud to older elementary classes. Setting is a small town in Indiana, sometime in the early 20th century. The book focuses on two orphans--a brother and sister--and their dreams of owning their own service station someday as the automobile displaces the horse and buggy. The town's former librarian has died, and 4 new young librarians enter the scene. Between them, they change not only the town's library but the future of the two orphans as well. Well written, funny, and entertaining.
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