Back of Book:
Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude is the first picture book about Patience and Fortitude, the two lion statues that faithfully guard the New York Public Library. When Patience goes missing, Fortitude realizes the secret to Patience’s disappearance may be within the Library itself.
I was sent a copy of this book from Josh Funk in exchange for an honest review.
Josh Funk has done it again and created a fantastic tale about the two lions who guard The New York Public Library. I live in Southern California so I had never heard of Patience and Fortitude. I instantly fell in love with the concept of two lions roaming the hallways of one of the greatest libraries in the world. I love the famous aspects of the library that Fortitude passes on his way to find Patience like Frolicsome Girl, and the talkative portraits in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room. The book is written with a rhyming text which allows for a fantastic and engaging read aloud. Stevie did an incredible job with the illustrations. It truly feels like the reader I walking the journey along with the lions. This book is a library lovers dream. It opens a new world to readers and creates a last impression. I hope there will be more adventures with Patience and Fortitude.
Ages 5 and up