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Always Room for One More

Always Room for One More

Sorche Nic Leodhas; Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather," where he lives with his family of twelve, he welcomes to his hearth every weary traveler who passes by on a stormy night. "There's always room for one more," says Lachie, and how his grateful guests say a wonderful "Thank you" provides a delightfully warm and tender ending to this hilarious tale of kindness.

Always Room for One More is the winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal.

Caldecott Medal Winner, ALA Notable Children's Books, American Library Association Notable Children's Books

Praise for Always Room for One More

“Lachie MacLachlan...generously extends a welcome to all who pass by. Soon, a tinker, a tailor, a sailor, a lassie, an 'auld' wife, a bagpiper, and others join him, until the jubilant dancing and singing literally bring the house down....With the help of his guests, [Lachie] builds a bigger house, where there is 'always room for one more.'” —Book Links -

Reviews from Goodreads

Sorche Nic Leodhas; Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

Sorche Nic Leodhas, author of Thistle and Thyme, a Newbery Honor Book, turns to her childhood to retell this Scottish folktale that was passed on to her by her own grandfather. She has written many books for young people, among them All in the Morning Early.

Nonny Hogrogian, twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, for Always Room for One More and One Fine Day, has illustrated numerous books for young people.

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