Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude

Steadfast Fortitude and curious Patience are waiting every morning to greet visitors of the Library.That is until, one early morning, when Fortitude finds Patience is missing. The city is about to awake, and the lions absolutely must be in their places before the sun rises. Now, Fortitude must abandon his own post to find his best friend in the Library?s labyrinthine halls Steadfast Fortitude and curious Patience are waiting every morning to greet visitors of the Library.That is until, one ...

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Title:Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude
Author:Josh Funk
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1250155010
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude Reviews

  • Danielle Hammelef
    Sep 13, 2018
    Libraries are one of my favorite places, so when I found out about this book, I had to check it out for myself. With clever rhyme and fun illustrations, this book will remind readers of how important sharing stories is as well as the finding friends to share them with. This book is ima...
  • Barbara
    Sep 01, 2018
    New Yorkers and those familiar with the New York Public Library will probably find this picture book delightful, but those who aren't familiar with the place or its treasures, rooms, and floors will probably not find it as appealing. Two lion sculptures grace the entrance of the librar...
  • Susie
    Sep 19, 2018
    This book grew on me as I read it; at first the illustrations just seemed so dark-- but, after all, it takes place at night! I have been to the library (and I think have my picture with the lions). When I was finished, I had to look up the information about the new library across the s...
  • Beth
    May 08, 2018
    Readers who loved the after-hours view of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will find their heart in Josh Funk's latest picture book as Patience and Fortitude, the lions who keep watch over the New York Public Library, go on an after...
  • Amy
    Oct 06, 2018
    I loved the illustrations and the celebration of library life in a public library! Appreciated the author's note in the back for additional information on the NY Public Library. I think my students will not feel an affection for this book, but I know I did. Sometimes picture books are ...
  • Lauren- The Smile Lines
    Aug 29, 2018
    kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing a review copy of this book! . Happy release day to Lost In The Library by @joshfunkbooks ? Living very close to Manhattan, this book is even more exciting to me! It is about the two lion statues that are outside the New ...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 11, 2018
    Great book that?ll fit in perfect as we get ready for back to school! The illustrations will stay with you well beyond the book. The vocabulary development makes this PB perfect for any age, not just the little ones. Take the time to pre order and enjoy when it comes out at the end o...
  • Tracy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. This is a fabulous book for booklovers, storytellers, and #kidlit enthusiasts! LOST IN THE LIBRARY is a celebration of the New York Public Library, told through the eyes of the two lion statues who guard th...
  • Lisa
    Sep 22, 2018
    Lovely picture book starring the lions of NYC Public Library. Great visual tour of the library with lyrical (and informative!) rhyming captions. If you can't make it to NYC in person (and if you can) buy a copy and share with another person, young or adult, then donate to your local li...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 31, 2018
    Visiting the New York Public Library is high on my list of places I simply-must-see. Of course, I long to see the lions, I would love to sit in the Rose Main Reading Room, and I cannot wait to poke around in all the library?s corners. While searching for his companion Patience, Forti...
  • Linda
    Sep 10, 2018
    I've never had the pleasure of going to the New York Public Library, though I've been to New York City and seen other beautiful places. Josh Funk's story is an imagined adventure but also an invitation to visit and fall in love with a library that's special enough to have stone lions ...
  • Michele Knott
    May 03, 2018
    There is always something magical about being in a library. But being in the library with Patience and Fortitude, the infamous lions in front of the the New York Public Library, that is even more special. A beautiful book that will be so fun to share with young readers. ...
  • Juliana Lee
    Sep 11, 2018
    NYC library lions, Patience and Fortitude, star in this fanciful tale. Fortitude worries that Patience will not be back before dawn and follows him into the library past iconic statues and portraits searching for his friend. While Fortitude wanders the halls and great reading rooms, th...
  • Erin
    Sep 13, 2018
    This is a cute story with nice illustrations. I do think that it is probably much more meaningful for New Yorkers especially those who visited the 5th Ave Library as children. I do like that information about the rooms that Fortitude visits is included in the back, that helps me as som...
  • Caitlin Zonder
    Jan 22, 2018
    This was a wonderful picture book!! The famous lions who guard the New York Public Library come alive at night. Incredibly clever and also adorable. ...
  • Lisa
    Sep 26, 2018
    Delightful tale about Patience and Fortitude, the wonderful stone lions outside the New York Public Library main building. I always enjoy visits to NYC and I always greet P & F on my walks up 5th Avenue, so reading this enchanting story made me want to visit them again. The illustr...
  • Stephanie Croaning
    Oct 14, 2018
    A wonderful story about friendship, set in the magnificent New York Public Library Picture book, fiction by Josh Funk Henry Holt and Company, 2018 5 out of 5 stars Patience and Fortitude are the lions that sit outside the New York Public Library. There have been other books an...
  • Pam Miller
    Sep 08, 2018
    One grandson had said, ?You can?t get lost in a library. I don?t believe it.? But as two boys began to read, they were intrigued by the complexity of the New York Library structure and a descriptive metaphor that measured Astor Hall ?. . . 12 elephants tall and dozens of b...
  • Julie Kirchner
    Jul 12, 2018
    I first heard this book read by the author during a Skype visit! How lucky for me and my students! I then had a chance to read it in person this week at NErDCampMI. Josh Funk has such an incredible gift of writing picture books! This one takes place one night in the New York Public Lib...
  • Lauren White
    Feb 01, 2018
    Such an awesome story! My whole class wanted to research the nypl after reading. A must have for any classroom. ...
  • Meghan
    Sep 21, 2018
    This is an adorable work, and even sentimental for those of us who are librarians or love the New York Library. I read it to an attentive 4 year old, but even for her (who loves books) - it was a bit long-winded. She lost interest about 3/4 of the way through. Perhaps it would appeal t...
  • Rebecca Caufman
    Aug 29, 2018
    One of the statues, Patience, is missing from outside the NY library. Fortitude, the other statue sets off to find her inside the library. The end page has facts about the many things that are mentioned in the book. Makes me want to go to the library in NYC to find them. ...
  • Maura
    Oct 07, 2018
    My 5 year old and I love this book. For me, it ignites the nostalgia I have about happy days in high school, skipping school and taking the train to NYC to read and do research in the New York Public Library. The rhyme and rhythm of the poetry make reading aloud a pleasure, and the voc...
  • Schizanthus
    Sep 26, 2018
    I first met Patience and Fortitude over thirty years ago when Venkman and Stanz passed them on their way to meet Egon and spend some quality time with the library ghost. I learned their names this week. I?ve wanted to live in the New York Public Library since my first Ghostbusters ex...
  • Emily Graney
    Sep 12, 2018
    Story of the two lion statues (Patience and Fortituded, named by Mayor LaGuardia for the Great Depression) from the NY Public Library coming to life at night. Patience is missing and Fortitude goes on the hunt, all the while exploring the NY Public Library. Fortitude is in the children...
  • Amber Webb
    Jun 25, 2018
    I reviewed this ARC thanks to the publisher. Two lions, Patience and Fortitude, are always together, until one day, Patience isn't there. Where could she have gone? What is she doing? Will she be late for her post? As Fortitude tours the New York Library looking for Patience, he disco...
  • John
    Oct 16, 2018
    I like this book because Fortitude looks and looks for his friend Patience and he found him where the place for kids are supposed to be. The End. ...
  • Meg
    Feb 28, 2018
    Josh Funk and Stevie Lewis were the perfect team for this book. Readers will love getting lost in the New York Public Library. ...
  • Patricia Murphy
    Mar 06, 2018
    I love this PB book with its Clever rhyme and beautifully illustrated pages. Josh Funk reminds us how important our need is to share stories with those we love. Lost in the Library is a perfect book to give as a gift?it will be treasured. Stevie Lewis? illustrations brought me bac...
  • Sara
    Sep 30, 2018
    When I worked in Manhattan I would often catch the bus right in front of the statues of Patience and Fortitude. I always loved those lions and they just are the epitome of New York to me. It was fun to read a story about their adventures at night in the library. ...