The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie (Paperback)

The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie By Andrew Larsen, Katty Maurey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrew Larsen, Katty Maurey (Illustrator)
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A picture book biography of American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie

When he was a child in the 1840s, Andrew Carnegie and his family immigrated to America in search of a new beginning. His working-class Scottish family arrived at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Carnegie worked hard, in factories and telegraphy. He invested in railroads, eventually becoming the richest man in the world during his time.

Carnegie believed strongly in sharing his wealth, and one of the ways he did this was by funding the construction of over 2,500 public libraries around the world. His philanthropy completely revolutionized public libraries, which weren't widespread at the time.

New in paperback and told in simple, lyrical text, the story unfolds against striking, stylized illustrations that transport readers to the bustle and boom of the Industrial Revolution. An informational spread explains more about Carnegie's life and work.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771476249
ISBN-10: 1771476249
Publisher: Owlkids
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English