Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Case Study No. 1624: Liberty Cutter

An Unconventional Librarian reviews Shapeshifters Library by Amber Polo
Tags: werewolves dogs Unconventional Librarian
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[scene opens with a young female librarian drinking a cup of coffee and speaking directly to the camera]
PAM MARGOLIS: Hi, everyone. PammyPam here. Today, I wanna talk to you about a book that I just finished reading called "The Shapeshifters Library."
[she leans back]
PAM MARGOLIS: So, of course, everyone knows you had me at "librarian," right?
[she smiles and puts the cup down]
PAM MARGOLIS: Well, what's not to love about a librarian ... and dogs? Nothing, right? See, historically, people have thought of librarians as weak and timid and fusty old ladies.
[she leans in]
PAM MARGOLIS: Not so much anymore ... Of course, we all can't be Catwoman running around in a Catwoman suit.
[she smiles]
PAM MARGOLIS: But ... who doesn't love the ingenuity of a librarian who befriends some animals to save the beloved town library? It's a fun romp, I loved the animals. I love how they change shapes and things. Kinda reminds me of a movie called--
[she pauses]
PAM MARGOLIS: "Something High," or something ... where this girl turns into a mole or something, and she's a shapeshifter. So, these shapeshifters happen to be dogs or wolves.
[she shrugs]
PAM MARGOLIS: Either way, it's kinda fun ... If I were going to be a shapeshifter, I'm pretty sure I would want to be an eagle.
[she points at the camera]
PAM MARGOLIS: How about you?



Welcome to the strange and wonderful world of Shipsfeather, Ohio, where an ancient race of dog-shifters has been charged with curating the knowledge of the world, and with protecting civilization's libraries from the machinations of evil, book burning werewolves. For years a curse has imprisoned the dog-shifters in the basement of the Shipsfeather library - where they have made the best of things with a gym, a spa, a Starbarks, and, of course, their wildly successful internet company, Zoogle - but now, thanks to librarian Liberty Cutter and her zany staff, they may actually have a chance to break free again. If only they can convince her to believe in magic ...

THE SHAPESHIFTERS' LIBRARY: RELEASED is the first in a charming new series that will have dog lovers and book lovers alike howling out loud with delight. With a generous sprinkling of "Dewey-speak" and "dog-speak", clever literary references and some of the most unforgettable canine characters since "Lady and the Tramp", Amber Polo takes you into a world you will never want to leave. The Shapeshifters' Library series is destined to be a classic.



Love dogs? Love books? Love libraries? Hate Book-burning werewolves?

Welcome to the Shipsfeather, Ohio, where an ancient race of dog-shifters struggle, under an ordinary public library, to save the knowledge of the world from book-burning werewolves.

Once long ago the Shipsfeather Academy was a training ground for an ancient race of dog-shifters whose mission was to protect the world's knowledge. A powerful curse sealed these librarians in the basement of their building and gave the control of the town to a pack of book-burning werewolves.

Librarian Liberty Cutter watches in horror as the town's public library goes up in flames and plans to re-establish the library in the abandoned Shipsfeather Academy building. Chronus, the Old English Sheepdog headmaster of the academy and leader of the dog-shifters, knows he must make some changes to continue to keep his pack safe. But even if he could persuade Liberty to believe in a talking sheepdog, how far can she be trusted? And will she ever be able to care for him as a man. He has to try, because Liberty Cutter and her staff of zany librarians may hold the key to the dog-shifters' freedom ... and the future of the town.

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