M. G. King

Children’s Author


Respectable towns have libraries

filled with children!”

I've always thought the best tall tales are the ones that are true.  The story about RoseAleta Laurell, the gutsy librarian who climbed the fifty-foot roof of the oldest library in Texas, is no exception.

Braving heights and severe storms, Ms. Laurell refused to come down until she received $20,000 in donations to improve the children's section and to bring computers and public internet access into her rural, bilingual community. During her weeklong campout, the local community came together to raise nearly twice that amount.

This is simply a great story, and I feel privileged to be the one who gets to tell it.  LIBRARIAN ON THE ROOF! is illustrated by the talented Stephen Gilpin and published by Albert Whitman & Company (2010).

Available from these great booksellers: Amazon, B&N, or the independent bookstore BookPeople.


    Chosen by the Texas State Library to represent Texas on the "Great Reads About Great Places" map for the 2010 National Book Festival in Washington, D. C.!