Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Animals in fiction fun with LCSH

You didn't think I'd given up my fascination with subject headings did you? Mais non! Today's focus: animals.

A side note, the event calendar for the delightful local childrens' bookstore, Hicklebees, recently (i.e. yesterday while I was at work) featured Sharon Creech, author of Love That Dog and her new book, Hate That Cat. While looking up to see who else will be speaking at Hicklebees, I was delighted to find that the store will soon be hosting Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin, authors of new classics such as Click Clack Moo and Giggle Giggle Quack. (Afternoon of October 2nd for interested readers.)

Already a fan of Duck in the above titles, I was also pleased to learn about a new fictionary Duck in Tim Egan's Dodsworth in New York. The blurb reads, "Dodsworth wanted adventure. He wanted to see the world. He especially wanted to visit New York City. What he didn't want was to be joined by a duck. A crazy duck. A duck that misbehaves. Young readers will laugh out loud at the duck's silly antics as Dodsworth has the unexpected adventure of his life in the Big Apple . . . and beyond."

Delightful! So, of course I check the library catalog to see if this title is available locally, and find that there is in fact an LCSH...

Ducks -- Fiction.

Love it.

And in looking up children's books by David L. Harrison, I learn that


is also a Library of Congress Subject Heading.

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