The Magic of Books!
Young Stella in Patricia Palacco’s book is in love with the world of reading. Her community even decides to build her her own library which she calls The Mermaid’s Purse. The library becomes a source of community for her little town, even bringing in the old, grouchy farmer. When a tornado hits the library, destroying it, Stella is absolutely devastated. What will happen to her beloved library? Read to find out. (For readers ages 5-8, but all ages will love). Reviewed by Emily Bundy