Always Room for One More (Hardcover)

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Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather," Lachie lives with his family of twelve, and he welcomes to his hearth every weary traveler who passes by on a stormy night. "There's always room for one more," says Lachie, and how his grateful guests say a wonderful "thank you" provides a delightfully warm and tender ending to this hilarious tale of kindness.

The story, derived from an old Scottish folk song, is reflected superbly in the charming illustrations of Nonny Hogrogian. Always Room for One More is the winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal.

About the Author

Sorche Nic Leodhas, author of "Thistle and Thyme," a Newbery Honor Book, turns to her childhood to retell this Scottish folktale that was passed on to her by her own grandfather. She has written many books for young people, among them "All in the Morning Early."

Nonny Hogrogian, twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, for "Always Room for One More" and "One Fine Day," has illustrated numerous books for young people.

Praise For…

"Lachie MacLachlan...generously extends a welcome to all who pass by. Soon, a tinker, a tailor, a sailor, a lassie, an 'auld' wife, a bagpiper, and others join him, until the jubilant dancing and singing literally bring the house down....With the help of his guests, [Lachie] builds a bigger house, where there is 'always room for one more.'"--Book Links

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805003314
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date:
Pages: 32
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