Eli loves going to the library for Story Circle, but, one stormy day, the nearby river threatens to flood it. Eli and his dad must brave the storm to help save the books, and, when the storm is over, the whole town must come together to rebuild the library. Inspired by the residents of Lincoln, Vermont, who rebuilt their library on three separate occasions, Saving Eli's Library showcases one community's bigheartedness, and the power of water and nature.
Saving Eli's Library is Ruth Horowitz's seventh children's book. Her picture book Crab Moon, now in its 14th printing, was named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. A graduate of Hampshire College and the University of Pittsburgh, Ruth has worked as a school librarian and a newspaper writer and editor. She lives in Rhode Island.
Brittany Jackson (Bea for short) is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who attended the College for Creative Studies and is the grand prize winner and returned alumni of L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrator of the Future Award of 2007. Bea has worked in freelance as a character and outfit designer for various social networking and gaming platforms for more than eight years, though she is most publicly known in publishing as an illustrator.