The Book of Gold
The Book of Gold
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The Book of Gold

Written and illustrated by Bob Staake
Published by Schwartz & Wade Books
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Award-winning illustrator Bob Staake (Bluebird and The Red Lemon) brings us an emotionally rich picture book about a boy who discovers that the search for knowledge is more important than knowledge itself. Young Isaac Gutenberg isn’t a curious boy . . . that is, until he meets an old shopkeeper who tells him about The Book of Gold. This special book, hidden somewhere in the world, holds all the answers to every question and turns to solid gold when opened. Isaac is determined to find the book–it will make him rich! He opens many books in his search, but quickly closes them when they don’t turn to gold. That changes one day when he opens a book, looks at the page, and a question pops into his mind. From then on, he reads every word. Time passes and Isaac ages, but he still scours dusty attics and flea markets, crisscrossing the world, searching for The Book of Gold. This sweeping picture book asks important questions: Is searching for knowledge better than having it? How important is curiosity? And what makes a life meaningful?

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Book Details

ISBN
9780553510775
Publication Date
September 12, 2017
Page Count
40
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2016000770
ASIN/ISBN 10
0553510770
Lexile® Level
770L

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