Change Agents Come in All Sizes
The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library is an engaging and thoughtful novel by another family favourite Linda Bailey with illustrations by Victoria Jamieson.
In The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library we meet Eddie a heroic young bug with a bright green exoskeleton. Eddie loves to read thanks to his amazing Aunt Min who has shared her love of books and libraries with the young bug. When Min doesn’t return from the library one day, Eddie makes it his mission to leave Classroom 19 and rescue her. Encountering many dangers along the way including Squishers, spiders, a mouse and a horrid substitute librarian, Eddie not only saves Aunt Min but also the Ferny Creek Library.
Linda Bailey has woven an adventurous tale sure to hook readers with its suspense, heroism, and bravery. We love everything by Linda Bailey, she has such a beautiful way with words and has created many quotable moments in Tiny Hero. Throughout the novel she reminds us of many books we have grown up loving and also ensuring many new and exciting books are featured. Eddie encounters Stuart Little, Anne of Green Gables, The Day The Crayons Quit and so many more. She has included a full rundown of all the stories featured at the back of the novel. Victoria Jamieson’s illustrations make the characters come to life with their big smiling eyes and hilarious expressions. She captures the awful Ms Grisch to a tee. A fantastic book that will speak to the hearts of educators and librarians, parents and children. One certain to become a classic in the vein of Charlotte’s Web. With a beautiful message about persistence, change-making, and trying your best, The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library is a must read. “Books...They light the way.” - Aunt Min