The Mermaid's Purse

The Mermaid's Purse

Patricia Polacco / Sep 17, 2019

The Mermaid s Purse Based on the life of beloved author illustrator Patricia Polacco s own amazing grandmother this wonderful celebration of reading and community is as exhilarating as it is heartwarming Young Stella lo

  • Title: The Mermaid's Purse
  • Author: Patricia Polacco
  • ISBN: 9780399166921
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Based on the life of beloved author illustrator Patricia Polacco s own amazing grandmother, this wonderful celebration of reading and community is as exhilarating as it is heartwarming Young Stella loves books so much, her books begin to take over the farmhouse Why, Stell, you need your own library to hold those books, her pa tells her, so he and the neighbors buildBased on the life of beloved author illustrator Patricia Polacco s own amazing grandmother, this wonderful celebration of reading and community is as exhilarating as it is heartwarming Young Stella loves books so much, her books begin to take over the farmhouse Why, Stell, you need your own library to hold those books, her pa tells her, so he and the neighbors build her one She calls it the Mermaid s Purse, since the midwife said Stella was born in one Stella opens the Purse to her neighbors and travels around the countryside, sharing her books door to door Not everyone gives them a chance at first, like grouchy Pig Ears Lonsberry But farmer Dunkle sure changes his mind when information in a book saves his sick sheep Eventually, everybody comes to love the Mermaid s Purse so when a tornado destroys it, scattering Stella s precious books far and wide, the whole community rallies to help.

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    1. 4 1/2 starsI wasn’t familiar with the term mermaid’s purse and was afraid this would be one of Polacco’s folk tale books for young children, and I tend not to like them as much as her emotionally moving picture books for older children. This turned out to be one of the latter. Recommended for 8 and up, and for some ages 5-7 for read aloud. It’s a story about books and I always appreciate those, and a story based on her own grandmother’s experience and I love reading Polacco’s stories [...]


    2. A girl determined to share her love of books in a small Michigan town. Is it any surprise that I adore this book?


    3. Patricia Polacco's story about her grandmother Estella Barber's love of books from a tender age AND her adventure with her yet-to-be husband, is just plain heartwarming. Beginning with resuscitating Fred back to life after he nearly drowning as a youngster, years later led to a happy lifelong marriage to this friend from her childhood, "Moon-eyes Fred." As a young girl, she started a library with the help of her father, who built her the structure to house her books. Sometime thereafter Estella [...]


    4. I love this historical fiction (based on a real person) story about a young girl who loves books and spreads that love throughout her community in spite of resistance. Great story for teaching resilience in the face of setbacks. Beautiful work.


    5. How is that Polacco's stories all have happy endings? Is it her talent for crafting narratives for events in her life? Do we all have such events in our life worth writing about? Or was she blessed with a lifetime of interesting events as well as a talent for writing?




    6. Polacco relates a story of a girl born during a storm who developed a love for books, created her own library, and from a young age devoted herself to sharing books with her community. When disaster strikes, the community she blessed with books and knowledge returns the favor.A touching story that Polacco relates in a note in the back of the book is based on her grandmother's life. Her grandmother really did have a library she called the Mermaid's Purse, she really taught people in her community [...]


    7. "Young Stella loves books so much, her books begin to take over the farmhouse. “Why, Stell, you need your own library to hold those books,” her pa tells her, so he and the neighbors build her one! She calls it “the Mermaid’s Purse,” since the midwife said Stella was born in one. Stella opens the Purse to her neighbors and travels around the countryside, sharing her books door-to-door. Not everyone gives them a chance at first, like grouchy Pig Ears Lonsberry. But farmer Dunkle sure cha [...]


    8. Patricia Polacco never ceases to amaze me. Every story she writes has such intriguing characters, so many based on her own relatives and friends. This newest book, The Mermaid's Purse is based on the life of her grandmother, Estella Barber. Stella became known throughout the county of Locke Center as the girl who loved books. After her father built her a building to house her hundreds of books, which she named The Mermaid's Purse, Stella set out to not only share those books with other children, [...]


    9. "Young Stella loves books so much, her books begin to take over the farmhouse. oWhy, Stell, you need your own library to hold those books,o her pa tells her, so he and the neighbors build her one! She calls it othe Mermaid's Purse,o since the midwife said Stella was born in one. Stella opens the Purse to her neighbors and travels around the countryside, sharing her books door-to-door. Not everyone gives them a chance at first, like grouchy Pig Ears Lonsberry. But farmer Dunkle sure changes his m [...]


    10. There have been many picture books about books and libraries, but this one is something special. The author's own grandmother is the main character in this story, based on real events from the late 19th century.Stella loved books so much that her family and friends built her a little library to hold them, and she shared her books and the skill of reading with the local population. Of course, something awful could go wrong, and did, but the story comes together with a very loving resolution.This [...]


    11. This will be a book I use toward the beginning of the year to talk about the love of reading. This book shares that books can be a way to connect, to learn, to share, and to entertain. Of course I need no convincing that books are the greatest gifts and simply magical to read and own, but there are students I have encountered who don't have the same feelings as I do. For those students, and to continue the excitement and love of reading in those like me, this book is one of the first of the year [...]


    12. This is a true story about the author's grandmother, Estelle, whom everyone called Stella.Stella was born during a storm and strangely, all her life, she sensed oncoming storms before there was any visible sign of them. Stella loved books and reading so much from the time she was a baby. She had so many books that her father built her her very own little library to keep them all in. She named it the Mermaid's Purse. The farmers around didn't see much use for books, but over time Stella convinced [...]


    13. I grew up on Patricia Polacco so whenever I can get my hands on one of her books, I jump at it. This book came across our libraries on order list so I reserved it to make sure we got it as soon as it came out. As usual, Polacco doesn't disappoint. This beautiful story is about one of her relatives and her love of books. Reading this book took me back to my childhood and my mom reading Thunder Cake to me. Highly recommended, heartwarming story for all ages.


    14. What a beautiful tribute to her grandmother from Patricia Polacco! This story is steeped in history, heart and honor. It brought a tear to my eyes and swelled my heart. A true #mustread.I had to look up the phrase 'Mermaid's Purse' to find it's origin after reading this insightful and adventurous picture book. Published by G.P. Putnam Sons.p.s. Make sure you read the very first page before the story starts.#PB #history #biography


    15. How is it fair that Polacco has more than her fair share of fascinating family stories? This one strains believablity because it fits so neatly into a narrative structure; yet, I have no reason to doubt Polacco's faithfulness to facts (not that that's based on anything but fuzzy feelings, I suppose). Nevertheless, I'm not a fan of overlong picture books, but Polacco is one of the few who will consistently hold my attention no matter how long the book is!


    16. Estella was a girl who enjoyed reading. She collected so many books her father built her a shed to house them.The town thought she was wacko because none of the farmers thought reading was important until one day one of the farmers needed help and Estella found the solution in a book.Non-readers will enjoyThe Mermaid’s Purse as much as new readers. The illustrations were not only beautiful but they told the story without words.


    17. The Mermaid's Purse by Patricia Polacco draws from the author's family stories and as with many true stories this one has heart. This story is about her grandmother; her love of books; and her desire to bring more people to reading. There is tragedy and triumph in this book, but mostly triumph. Read with a special child who enjoys a good book.


    18. Lovely little story about one of the author's grandmother's a young lady born in "a mermaid's purse" (aka: with a caul), who can predict storms and loves books beyond almost anything else. She goes on to introduce her neighbours and friends to the joy of books, and finds that in return, they rebuild her library when a tornado wipes it out.


    19. This is such a touching true story about the author's grandmother who taught an entire community to love books. Patricia Polacco's books are always so emotional and deep. I'm glad she chose to write down this story, and I loved seeing the real photographs at the end.


    20. As always, Patricia Polacco spins a tale of beauty. The story of her grandmother, The Mermaid's Purse recounts her grandmother's love of books, and the sharing of her passion with the small town that she grew up in. A beautiful story with lovely illustrations.


    21. A beautiful and moving tribute to Patricia Polacco's grandmother and her creation of a small library in her yard. I loved the community, library and perseverance themes. very emotional. preschool or one on one for length.


    22. Reads like a fairy tale. Seems too wonderful to be true, but they say that sometimes 'truth is stranger than fiction' so, I will believe that Polacco edited her grandmother's life to create this inspirational and delightful biography.


    23. I'm consistently amazed by the stories Patricia Polacco discovers and the way she re-tells them. Many of which are from her own history! Absolutely loved this one about a girl with a love for learning, a library, and neighbors helping each other out.


    24. Another heart touching family tale from Michigan children's author Patricia Polacco.I love a child who loves books, becomes a better person from reading the books, and then has a library on her farm for her collection of books which she shares with the locals.




    25. I wish I could meet Patricia Polacco's grandmother, Estella! What an extraordinary young woman - championing books and community from an early age.



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