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Believing in Books. The Story of Lillian Smith by Sydell Waxman

By Sydell Waxman

Have you ever learn a e-book that you just could not placed down? Has that e-book taken you to different international locations, to different centuries? have you ever came upon your self brimming with pleasure, exclaiming to all who will hear, "Read this book!" This biography is the tale of a kid who took her love of kids' books and located the way to proportion it with the area as she grew up. Her voice will be the first to hold the message of kids' correct to learn the world over. it isn't an excessive amount of to assert that she begun a revolution for kid's books in her occupation because the first kid's librarian within the British Commonwealth.

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She helped children seek joy in stories. DAY BOOKS Miss Smith gave her librarians a black bound book. Each page had a red margin line and blue writing lines. These day books listed the number of books children borrowed and the happenings of the day. Personal stories of the children seeped into many reports. “Snub the cat is a favourite with the children and purrs during story time… Some of the children bring flowers to the library…Many of the children considered it a high honour to straighten the shelves.

Tommy, Miss Smith’s curly-haired black spaniel, reared his head. Betty tried not to show her surprise at seeing a dog in the office. Miss Smith stood upright and fiddled with her glasses. Betty felt fear creep up her spine. Then Miss Smith spoke. Her voice was relaxing, soft and gentle. “Why did you apply for this job? What school subjects do you like? What is your favourite children’s book? Do you read a lot? What are your interests? ” Miss Smith’s searching blue eyes remained fixed on Betty. “Persuade,” Betty said, answering the last question.

Jerry said. When Roger and Jerry returned, there was a display about Shakespeare. The boys discovered that Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. They flipped through his biographies and the history of his times and his complete works, with illustrations. Jerry giggled at his collar. Then they viewed a picture of the open air stage. Miss Smith told them that Shakespeare was the greatest writer of all time. She introduced them to Charles Lamb’s version, Shakespeare’s stories written for children.

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