Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerThe Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

  • Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:30:00    Permalink
    Everyone in her family tells stories.  Tall tales about pirates, ghosts, cannibals, and encounters in the past.  She loves the tales and makes some of her own.  But the new girl calls her liar...

    Henry Holt Books for Young Readers and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

    They have an expensive collection of stamps on display at the library.  When the girl who called her a liar comes to visit, she brings her camera.  If she sees this ghost she's been told about, she'll take his picture.  She sees no ghost, just the girl's older brother dressed up.  She goes home early and calls her a liar again.

    Then they find out the stamps have been stolen.  The management threatens her father's job. But the photos give them a clue about the robber...

    I enjoyed the storytelling and especially liked how she handled Mr. Green.  This is based on fact so it makes it even more fun to read. 

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