Books can be very precious to many people, like this little girl.
Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved books. From the time when she first listened to stories read to her by her Granny Joan, the little girl thought the magic and mystery of the written word was the most wonderful thing in the world. At four years old she could wait no longer and started to try to sound out words and teach herself to read. Within a few months she could read simple books.
The first book she ever read was called Little Bear and she remembered this story all her life. She wrote her name in the book with the b back to front. She still has this old and battered copy.
She liked books so much that she started to collect them. Her collection did not comprise of new and clean books but rather of interesting books she bought at school fetes and…
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