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Aunt Lulu

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Lulu the librarian lives in Alaska, where she hitches up her sled once a week and takes books to the miners. When she tires of the cold, she moves to New Jersey, where she puts wheels on her sled and sunglasses on her dogs and continues with her warm and zany ways. Full-color illustrations.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 31st 1988 by MacMillan Publishing Company
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Jun 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
TERRIFIC!! I love Melvin, Louise, Phoebe, Willie, Norman, Hortense, Bruce, Susie, Charles, Teddie, Neddie, Eddie, Freddie, and especially Sweetie Pie, as well as Nick, SLade Blackie, Jake, Baldy, Bart, and Spanish Ralph (and for a long time I had those all memorized) It's too bad you can't by this book anymore... I know I'll never give up my copy! ...more
Aug 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Ok - what could be better than a librarian that brings books by dogsled (with names like Melvin, Louise, and Bruce) to gold-miners in Alaska? Aunt Lulu is a one-of-a-kind role model delivered with Daniel Pinkwater's wonderful sense of humor. ...more
When I retire I'm going to write a letter that says:

"Get a new librarian. I'm going home."

Mar 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Aunt Lulu's pretty badass. I wish she was my aunt. ...more
Kortney Rupprecht
Set in Northern Alaska, a librarian name Lulu delivers books to gold miners by bobsled once a week. Lulu loves her quirky dog team and loves being a librarian, but is bored living in Alaska so she goes home to her family in New Jersey. She decides to brings the dogs with her and stick with a bobsled as her mode of transportation, even in the summer which her family finds humorous. The niece’s storytelling, easy-to-read text, and simple cartoon drawings add a humorous tone and make Aunt Lulu seem ...more
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
While not the entire source of Malamutes in New Jersey, this books explains at least one influx, as the main character retires there from her library job in Alaska with a full sled team of them. In her Alaska job, she delivered books to miners in the wild, by dog sled. Oddly, she considered the miners to be the boring part of her job, but that may be just compared to the trials and tribulations of delivering and picking up the books, as shown.
After retiring to New Jersey, she continues her uncon
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Aunt Lulu is a librarian in Alaska. Every week she hitches up her dogs and sleds out to the miners that need books. But when Aunt Lulu decides to move on, what will happen to Mush, Melvin, Louise, Phoebe, Willie, Norman, Hortense, Bruce, Susie, Charles, Teddie, Neddie, Eddie, Freddie and Sweetie-pie?

Ann Adams
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wanted to remember all the names of the dogs from long ago reading to a kindergarten class.
Sweetie Pie was name I could not remember.
Sandra Bordley
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My kids are 16 and 17 and still remember this book in detail - and we never had our own copy! We borrowed it from the library every few visits. So sad it is out of print. I had to add the name of our own husky, Oslo, to aunt Lulu's string to keep my kids happy...
Jennifer Heise
It has dogs, an aunt and a librarian. We had to have it. Also it is partly set in Parsippany. Classic Daniel Pinkwater: who can forget Alaskan miners' send-off to their librarian, or the dogs in pink sunglasses? ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Aunt Lulu is stupendous. Also, I can't read this book without hearing my mother's voice yelling the dogs' names as fast as possible - MelvinLouisePhoebeWillieNormanHortenseBruceSusieCharlesTeddieNeddieEddieFreddieandSweetie-PIE! ...more
Jan 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
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All the names of the dogs and miners are just so silly.
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book has one of my favorite dedications, ever.
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Very funny word play to share with kids.
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Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...more

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