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The Man Who Loved Libraries

The Story of Andrew Carnegie

by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Katty Maurey

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When he was a child in the 1840s, Andrew Carnegie and his family immigrated to America in search of a new beginning. His working-class Scottish family arrived at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Carnegie worked hard, in factories and telegraphy. He invested in railroads, eventually becoming the richest man in the world during his time.

Carnegie believed strongly in sharing his wealth, and one of the ways he did this was by funding the construction of over 2,500 public libraries around the world. His philanthropy completely revolutionized public libraries, which weren’t widespread at the time.

Told in simple, lyrical text, the story unfolds against striking, stylized illustrations that transport readers to the bustle and boom of the Industrial Revolution. An informational spread explains more about Carnegie’s life and work.

About the Authors
Andrew Larsen is a father, homemaker and author. When he was a child, he would spend a part of every summer with his grandparents at their cottage on a hill, by a lake. Andrew now lives in a downtown Toronto neighborhood. He has published three picture books with Kids Can Press and one with Fitzhenry & Whiteside. He is married with two children.
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Katty Maurey is a designer and illustrator. She was born in Paris, lived in Hong Kong, and now makes her home in Montréal. She has a degree in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and is the illustrator of several other children's books, including Francis the Little Fox and The Specific Ocean.
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Contributor Notes

ANDREW LARSEN is a father, homemaker and author. His books include A Squiggly Story, In the Tree House, which won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, and See You Next Year, which received wide critical acclaim. Andrew lives in Toronto, Ontario. His local library just happens to be a Carnegie Library.

KATTY MAUREY is a designer and illustrator. She was born in Paris, lived in Hong Kong, and now makes her home in Montréal. She has a degree in graphic design from the Université de Québec à Montréal, and is the illustrator of several other children's books, including Francis the Little Fox and The Specific Ocean.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
1 to 5
Awards
  • , A Junior Library Guild selection
Editorial Reviews

"Straightforward and accessible... An effective and quite pleasing showcase of an important literary figure."

— Booklist

"An accessible, admiring portrait."

— Publishers Weekly

"Lyrical...will appeal to young elementary school students."

— School Library Journal

"Certainly the world of public libraries would be poorer without the substantial contribution of Andrew Carnegie... we can all make a real difference when we choose to give back."

— Kirkus Reviews

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