“The Lonely Book” – A Book Lover’s Tear Jerker

I will admit that I teared up while reading this book. When I was a little girl, I often wondered what happened to the books in the library.  This story answers that question.

A book is sitting on the shelf, and it is well-loved by all of the kids.  However, it eventually falls from popularity.  A little girl picks up the book and immediately falls in love with it.  As is the case with library books, she has to return it.

The book ends up in the library’s basement, dreaming of the little girl who loved it so well.  And a little girl grows up never quite forgetting the book she loved.

I’m not going to give away the ending, but The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer and illustrated by Chris Sheban is a delightful story about the life-cycle of books and the attachments that kids make to the books they love.

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I received this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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