Librarian's Night Before Christmas
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Librarian's Night Before Christmas

By (author) David Davis , Illustrated by Jim Harris

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"Santa is appropriately jolly and the elves, exuberant. A library cat and mouse contribute to the antics."--School Library Journal"This volume will definitely find a place in the hearts of librarians and library lovers."--Review of Texas BooksDue to low staffing, a librarian must spend her Christmas Eve stacking the shelves at a library in desperate need of renovations. After the strain of a long night that has left her feeling "like Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol," she is pleasantly surprised to see Santa and his elves coming to her rescue in a red bookmobile. Santa helps out by signing Newbery winners and starred Caldecotts and then reads to the children. His elves, eager to help, stock the library shelves with Hawthorne, Steinbeck, Millay, and Hemingway and then replace the rugs, fix leaks, and organize gifts according to the Dewey decimal system. After paying overdue library fines, Santa tells everyone, "Do one more good deed. Have a real merry Christmas--teach someone to read!"

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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 223.52 x 281.94 x 7.62mm | 385.55g
  • 28 Feb 2007
  • Pelican Publishing Company
  • English
  • 1589803361
  • 9781589803367
  • 295,357

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Praise for The Night Before Christmas Series: "Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen. . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth." -New York Times Book ReviewWhat happened next didn't seem to be real, 'Cause out of the sky cruised a red bookmobile!Up to the front steps flew his library ride, With a portrait of Shakespeare airbrushed on the side.Due to low staffing, a librarian must spend her Christmas Eve stacking the shelves at a library in desperate need of renovations. After the strain of a long night that has left her feeling "like Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol," she is pleasantly surprised to see Santa and his six elves coming to her rescue in a red bookmobile.Santa charged through the door, and his black knee boots shone.He bowed as he asked, "Need interlibrary loans?"In this delightful retelling of Clement C. Moore's classic, Santa signs Newbery winners and starred Caldecotts and stocks the library shelves with Hawthorne, Steinbeck, Millay, and Hemingway. After reading to the children and drinking some hot chocolate, Santa puts his elves to work replacing the rugs, fixing leaks, and organizing gifts according to the Dewey decimal system. As he leaves, Santa pays overdue fees and booms, "Do one more good deed. Have a real merry Christmas-teach someone to read!"

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