The Book of Gold

The Book of Gold

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Award-winning illustrator Bob Staake ( Bluebird and The Red Lemon ) brings us an emotionally rich picture book about a boy who discovers that the search for knowledge is more important than knowledge itself.

Young Isaac Gutenberg isn't a curious boy . . . that is, until he meets an old shopkeeper who tells him abouta The Book of Gold . This special book, hidden somewhere in the world, holds all the answers to every question and turns to solid gold when opened.
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Isaac is determined to find the book-it will make him rich! He opens many books in his search, but quickly closes them when they don't turn to gold. That changes one day when he opens a book, looks at the page, and a question pops into his mind. From then on, he reads every word.
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Time passes and Isaac ages, but he still scours dusty attics and flea markets, crisscrossing the world, searching fora The Book of Gold . This sweeping picture book asks important questions- Is searching for knowledge better than having it? How important is curiosity? And what makes a life meaningful?
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553510775
Branch Call Number: E STA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (some col.) ;,29 cm

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nmaryann Nov 20, 2017

Isaac isn't interested in much of anything! His parents share their love of reading and learning new things with their son, but Isaac does not feel compelled to pick up a book (even after visiting the majestic New York Public Library)! This all changes when a shopkeeper tells him the tale of the ... Read More »


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Thegiver May 12, 2018

Sometimes just the right words can open up a world of discovery! That is how a little old shop keeper touched Isaac. Great text and illustrations with references to the New York City library.

ArapahoeMollie Apr 30, 2018

Do you remember what book inspired your love of reading?

nmaryann Nov 20, 2017

Isaac isn't interested in much of anything! His parents share their love of reading and learning new things with their son, but Isaac does not feel compelled to pick up a book (even after visiting the majestic New York Public Library)! This all changes when a shopkeeper tells him the tale of the book of gold! A fabulous read-aloud to share with the family.

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Thegiver May 12, 2018

“There is a legend that somewhere in the world there is one very special book that’s just waiting to be discovered. It will look like any other book, but it holds all the answers to every question ever asked, and when it is opened, it turns to solid gold. “

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