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The mermaid's purse, Patricia Polacco

Label
The mermaid's purse
Title
The mermaid's purse
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Polacco
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Young Stella loves books so much, her books begin to take over the farmhouse. "Why, Stell, you need your own library to hold those books," her pa tells her, so he and the neighbors build her one! She calls it "The Mermaid's Purse," since the midwife said Stella was born in one. Stella opens the Purse to her neighbors and travels around the countryside, sharing her books door-to-door. Not everyone gives them a chance at first, like grouchy Pig Ears Lonsberry. But farmer Dunkle sure changes his mind when information in a book saves his sick sheep. Eventually, everybody comes to love the Mermaid's Purse -- so when a tornado destroys it, scattering Stella's precious books far and wide, the whole community rallies to help. Based on the life of beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polaccos own amazing grandmother, this wonderful celebration of reading and community is as exhilarating as it is heartwarming
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polacco, Patricia
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 5-8
  • NC 750
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.P75186
LC item number
Md 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Books and reading
  • Tornadoes
  • Books and reading
  • Libraries
  • Community life
  • Storms
  • Michigan
Target audience
primary
Label
The mermaid's purse, Patricia Polacco
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21067298
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
38 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399166921
Lccn
2015048621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780399166921
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn950082219
  • (OCoLC)950082219
Label
The mermaid's purse, Patricia Polacco
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21067298
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
38 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399166921
Lccn
2015048621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780399166921
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn950082219
  • (OCoLC)950082219

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