Just suppose you had no money for books. Just suppose you had little ones at home and you wanted to broaden their outlook on life and introduce them to the joys of the written word in stories or poetry or travel the world on the pages of a book. You could go to the library if you were an adult and if there was a library in your town. But really, there was not much there to appeal to the child. Your child could NOT even enter the doors. Children were NOT welcome in libraries and children definitely could NOT check out a book. What children's books there were in the libraries were only available to adults.
But Miss Moore Thought Otherwise .......
Even as a child Miss Moore was different from the other girls in that she liked rambunctious play and more active activities. And she liked books. Upon reaching adulthood, she began her movement to bring books to children via the public library.
Today's children have much to be thankful for in having such ease of access to public libraries and books designed especially for them and their specific age group. This is all because Miss Moore Thought Otherwise.
The illustrations in this delightful, informative book were created by Maine artist Debby Atwell. She uses paints to boldly draw the scenes picturing Miss Moore, the children, and the libraries in a primitive style that is charming, bright, and delightful and will certainly appeal to children.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary review copy by the author, Jan Pinborough, in exchange for my honest review. The winner's copy in the giveaway is also provided by Ms. Pinborough and will be shipped directly to the winner by the author. The book is published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.