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The Library Dragon [With CD (Audio)]

Carmen Agra Deedy

A funny, playful salute to the power and importance of books from New York Times best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy.

When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon?

Yet when she won't let any of the children take a book from the shelves, the teachers form a delegation. Not even sweet Miss Lemon can convince Miss Lotta Scales that "the library belongs to the children."

Fortunately, when nearsighted Molly Brickmeyer stumbles onto a copy of Snuff the Magic Dragon and reads the tale out loud, her storytelling beckons the children back to the library and brings them face to face with the Library Dragon. Can an open book temper the flames of the school's hotheaded librarian?

Filled with clever dragon puns, this is an entertaining story, now available in an audio edition, about the power and importance of books for both children and adults.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Apr 15th, 2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 12.22in - 9.37in - 0.41in - 1.08lb
  • EAN: 9781561456390
  • Recommended age: 06-09
  • Categories: Books & LibrariesSchool & EducationHumorous Stories

About the Author

Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times best-selling author and renowned storyteller. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Michael P. White received an Associate of Arts degree from The Art Institute of Atlanta and spent many years doing local and regional art shows before he illustrated the first of several popular children's books. He lived in Georgia until his death in 2021. is an award-winning fine artist and the illustrator of several children's books. He lives in Georgia.

Praise for this book

"An entertaining read. . . White's brightly colored, squashed and squiggly full-bleed illustrations match the tale for good goofiness. Pro-book and library quotes on the endpapers and multiple punny book titles in the illustrations add an extra touch of fun." --Kirkus Reviews

"Eye-catching airbrush art. . . allows readers to enjoy additional searches for humor in twisted book titles, spoofs on tech terminology, and plot or text similarities with the fiery original. Written with a love for the printed word that spreads to quotes on endpapers, this title will find a following with Miss Lotty's fans." --School Library Journal