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Coelho, Joseph and Lumbers, Fiona: Luna Loves Library Day

Magazine article School Librarian

Coelho, Joseph and Lumbers, Fiona: Luna Loves Library Day

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Coelho, Joseph and Lumbers, Fiona

Luna Loves Library Day

Andersen, 2017, pp32, 11.99 [pounds sterling]

978 1 78344 548 6

Joseph Coelho is a successful performance poet, playwright and author having won the prestigious CLPE Poetry award in 2015. His name is now securely recognised alongside other winners of the award such as Carol Ann Duffy and Roger McGough.

In Luna Loves Library Day he manages to create a book which radiates fun with a serious underlying theme of love and separation in a mixed race family. The story is simply told, however, the depth of understanding of how much a little girl cherishes her days at the library with her estranged Dad is clear. Luna's library days are full of anticipation and excitement and the illustrations tenderly capture the joyous atmosphere of their time together choosing books to put in her book bag.

A particularly clever addition to the text is the inclusion of a separate story book, chosen by Luna to share with her dad. …

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