[PW] Children's book ID
gillianw at wacotx.gov
Wed Nov 22 08:06:29 PST 2017
I'm sure most people on the list are aware, but I thought I'd mention - Goodreads has a group called "What's the Title of that Book" that is very efficient at finding "forgotten" books for folks. There are some specific rules about how to post, but once you understand them, it is a fun and effective resource. I often check in there when things are slow on the desk and try to answer anything that sounds familiar to me.
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I've been trying to find out more information; turns out the patron was asking on behalf of someone else. She's trying to get in touch with him to see if he remembers anything else. Apparently it was read aloud to the class by a fifth grade teacher (but no info on how long ago patron's friend would have been in fifth grade!) "The Foundling" is the story in which Dalben gains wisdom and it was my best guess but there's been a distinct lack of feedback. Thanks for your interest and I will certainly pass along any extra tidbits of information as I get them. I do appreciate you taking the time to write!
Jeanne, a bit frustrated
On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Gillian Wiseman <gillianw at wacotx.gov>
> It definitely is not Book of Three; but there IS a scene in one of
> Lloyd Alexander's stories (it may be a story in a collection) where
> Dalben the wizard, as a boy, gains his knowledge in a similar
> situation, with a splash of liquid he licks from his hand. But there's no classroom involved!
> When did the patron read the book? Was it new then? Was it set in the
> US or England or somewhere else?
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> I don't have a lot to go on, because the only thing the patron
> remembers is one scene. There are children making soup which allows a
> person to know everything but they aren't allowed to eat any of it.
> One spills some soup on his hand and licks it off, and suddenly knows
> that a rope they've been looking for is being used as a belt on a
> bathrobe. It was in a fifth grade class, but no time period. For some
> reason I thought of Lloyd Alexander's Book of Three but I don't think that's it. Ring any bells with anyone?
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