The Night Library

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Author: David Zeltser

Illustrator: Raul Colon

When a boy’s parents give him a book for his eighth birthday, he’s disappointed. Don’t they know he likes toys and games and movies now? He definitely doesn’t like reading. But when the boy falls asleep, a familiar white lion appears in his backyard, convincing him to go on a journey together.

The lion, named Fortitude, takes him to a very special place — the library. As the boy wanders through the shelves, stories he read and loved as a young child come to dazzling life right in front of his eyes, and he’s reminded just how magical a book and its story can be. Your young readers will be enchanted as the New York Public Library’s famous lions come to life and take a boy on an exciting adventure that revives his love of reading.