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Format:
Title:
Always room for one more
ISBN:
9780805003314

9781442050969

9780030883439

9780030885075

9780805003307

9780758700377

9780881038699
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1965]
Physical Description:
31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, music ; 19 x 22 cm.
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General Note:
Children's story based on the Scottish ballad of the same title.

Art techniques used: Pen and ink line drawings overlayed over layers of pastels and color washes.

"Note about the song" (with music): p. [30]-[31].

Publisher's advertisements on dust jacket.
Summary:
In this Scottish folk song, a generous family always has room for another person and invites in everyone who passes by.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 4.3 0.5.

Caldecott Medal 1-1 4.3 0.5.
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JP Leodhas
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E LEODHAS
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J PICTURE BOOK - LEODHAS
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LEODHAS 1966
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LEODHAS
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LEODHAS
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J AWARDS LEODHAS 1966
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Summary

Summary

Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather," Lachie lives with his family of twelve, and he welcomes to his hearth every weary traveler who passes by on a stormy night. "There's always room for one more," says Lachie, and how his grateful guests say a wonderful "thank you" provides a delightfully warm and tender ending to this hilarious tale of kindness.

The story, derived from an old Scottish folk song, is reflected superbly in the charming illustrations of Nonny Hogrogian. Always Room for One More is the winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal.


Author Notes

Sorche Nic Leodhas , author of Thistle and Thyme , a Newbery Honor Book, turns to her childhood to retell this Scottish folktale that was passed on to her by her own grandfather. She has written many books for young people, among them All in the Morning Early .

Nonny Hogrogian , twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, for Always Room for One More and One Fine Day , has illustrated numerous books for young people.