Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Knudsen, Michelle.
Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2006
IL K-3, RL 3.2
ISBN 0763622621

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

What happens when a lion comes to the library? One day a lion came to the library. A lady named Miss Meriweather told the lion if he could be quiet, he could stay in the library. One day Miss Merriweather fell off a chair and the lion yelled for help. The library director told the lion he had to leave. Will Miss Merriweather be alright? Will the lion come back to the library? Read Library Lion to find out.  (Margaret Sullivan Brannon, Jesse Wharton Elementary, Greensboro, NC)

Booktalk #2

A curious lion finds he is only welcomed into the library when he obeys the rules. The one about being quiet is especially hard for him but he so loves the stories and the children that he can do it. Then once, just once, he breaks that rule for a catastrophe and exiles himself from the library for that misdeed. Is there ever a good enough reason to break the ‘Quiet in the library” rule? Will he ever go to story corner again?  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards nominee, 2008-2009)

SUBJECTS:     Lions -- Fiction.
                        Libraries -- Fiction.
                        Obedience -- Fiction.
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