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The Resource The fox in the library, Lorenz Pauli, [illustrated by] Kathrin Schärer ; translated by Andrew Rushton

The fox in the library, Lorenz Pauli, [illustrated by] Kathrin Schärer ; translated by Andrew Rushton

Label
The fox in the library
Title
The fox in the library
Statement of responsibility
Lorenz Pauli, [illustrated by] Kathrin Schärer ; translated by Andrew Rushton
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
When Fox chases Mouse into the library, Mouse offers Fox a book so that he will get new ideas -- like wanting to eat chickens instead of mice. But when the chicken-eating, fox-hunting farmer walks into the library, Fox and Chicken think fast and come up with a surprising solution that just might save them both
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Review
Picture-book stories that feature the library are bound to have an instant audience, but unfortunately, in this case, the tale doesn't stack up. A mouse is enjoying some peace and quiet until a fox chases her into the library. Scheherazade-like, Mouse distracts the fox from eating her by demonstrating all of the resources of the library. (Unfortunately for the local poultry, the first book she reads to him is about a fox chasing chickens.) Returning the next night, Fox asks Mouse to read a story to him since he can't read; Mouse is busy learning to be a magician, so she suggests he look for the book on a CD. He returns again with a chicken clenched in his jaws. She has told him that chicken bones are bad for him, and he has come to the library to confirm this; Mouse suggests an encyclopedia. When the now–library-crazy Fox takes out a stack of books all at one time, Mouse cautions him that he can only take 10. From the appealing cover to the exaggerated ending, it's the delightful, colored-pencil illustrations that will attract readers. The storyline is well-intentioned, using the animal characters as an obvious contrivance to highlight the things libraries offer. However, both the device and the writing are belabored and do not serve the theme well. Moreover, the riff on the "fox in the henhouse" lays a narrative egg. Better picture-book invitations and initiations to the library are available, so skip this one. (Picture book. 5-8)(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10226148
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pauli, Lorenz
Dewey number
833.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
004-008
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PZ10.3
LC item number
.P2813 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schärer, Kathrin
  • Rushton, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Books and reading
  • Foxes
  • Chickens
  • Mice
  • Farmers
  • Humorous stories
  • Libraries
  • Books and reading
  • Foxes
  • Chickens
  • Mice
  • Farmers
  • Humorous stories
  • Books and reading
  • Chickens
  • Farmers
  • Foxes
  • Humorous stories
  • Libraries
  • Mice
Target audience
primary
Label
The fox in the library, Lorenz Pauli, [illustrated by] Kathrin Schärer ; translated by Andrew Rushton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Pippilothek??? Eine Bibliothek wirkt Wunder
  • Originally published in German in 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn855703786
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780735841505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855703786
Label
The fox in the library, Lorenz Pauli, [illustrated by] Kathrin Schärer ; translated by Andrew Rushton
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Pippilothek??? Eine Bibliothek wirkt Wunder
  • Originally published in German in 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn855703786
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780735841505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855703786

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