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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

One town’s trash becomes the dump man’s treasure in this inspiring tale by award-winning author Lynn Plourde. Mr. Pottle, who oversees the town landfill, just cannot bear to see books thrown out and destroyed, so he rescues and recycles them for the community to enjoy. When Mr. Pottle takes a fall one day and is injured, that community—especially the children—comes to his rescue. The townspeople bring books to speed his recovery—and are amazed to discover that the book-loving man cannot read. That’s when a town full of eager readers helps Mr. Pottle to fully enjoy his treasures. Illustrations by Mary Beth Owens are packed with details that capture the chaos and beauty of a dump and show Mr. Pottle’s determination to let nothing of value to go to waste. Little ones will love the way favorite items keep showing up in different places around the dump. An enjoyable picture book in its own right, The Man Who Saved Books also delivers a heartwarming message about the treasures to be fo…

The Man Who Saved Books

by Lynn Plourde

Overall Book Review:

This early to middle grade book may have just wormed its way into my favorite books pile. Mr. Pottle is a man who this website loves…he saves books. Not just any particular book, but every book. Each and every one is treated as a valued treasure. With easy language, a great storyline and beautiful illustrations, this book is sure to delight readers new and old and maybe inspire a little literature love in all.

Review of an Advanced Reading Copy from the Publisher

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language: None

Violence/Gore: Man falls breaking ankle, but not graphic in nature.

Sex/Nudity: None

Mature Subject Matter:

None

Alcohol/Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
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Violence/Gore
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About the Reviewer

I am a full-time mom, full-time wife, and overtime reader. I have been an avid reader for as long as anyone can remember. It must run in the family because both my mother and grandmother are also voracious readers and often pass books back and forth. Almost any genre can spark my interest, but I often go in streaks, reading a bunch of books from one genre, then switching to another for a while and back again.