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Book Uncle and me / Uma Krishnaswami ; Illustrations by Julianna Swaney.

Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956- (author.). Swaney, Julianna, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library J KRISHNASWAMI (NUTMEG ELE.) (Text to phone) 34030142858569 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Babcock Library - Ashford J Kri (Text to phone) 33110144129549 Juvenile Nutmeg Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry JF KRI (Text to phone) 33260000286816 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library J F/KRISHNASWAMI (Text to phone) 34029136899357 Juvenile Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown JR FIC KRI (Text to phone) 34014141714627 Juvenile Nutmeg Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown JR FIC KRISHNASWAMI (Text to phone) 34014138134490 Junior Chapter Book Checked out 08/18/2020
Chester Public Library J KRI (Text to phone) 33210000388658 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 09/01/2020
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village jKRI (Text to phone) 33180141815689 Nutmeg Award Available -
Derby Public Library JJ KRI (Text to phone) 34047141756073 Chapter Book Fiction Available -
 : Nutmeg Nominee 2020
Douglas Library of Hebron J FIC KRI (Text to phone) 33400142228835 Juvenile New Nutmeg Award Available -
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General Note:
"Original edition published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. in 2012" -- copyright page
Summary, etc.:
Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she's just a kid. She can't even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends -- her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community. Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. It's an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunter's net. The birds realize that if they all flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free. And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2020.
Subject: Reading > Juvenile fiction.
Elections > Juvenile fiction.
Girls > Juvenile fiction.
Libraries > Juvenile fiction.

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