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The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey

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Melvil Dewey's love of organization and words drove him to develop and implement his Dewey Decimal system, leaving a significant and lasting impact in libraries across the country.

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  • “To my thinking, a great librarian must have a clear head, a strong hand, and, above all, a great heart . . . and when I look into the future, I am inclined to think that most of the men who achieve this greatness will be women.”
  • “Reading is a mighty engine, beside which steam and electricity sink into insignificance.”

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Informative, intriguing biography, though I didn’t enjoy the illustrations as much because I thought were a bit caricatured and cartoonish.

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Edwin Fotheringham

Edwin Fotheringham is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for kids, including What to Do About Alice?, recipient of both a Sibert Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor; The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy); Those Rebels, John & Tom; and Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word. He lives with his family in Seattle, WA. You can visit him at www.edfotheringham.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781684371983
Publication Date:
November 10, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1684371988

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