5 MEANINGFUL OBJECTS BOOK REPORT
BOOK: HELP! I'M A PRISONER IN THE LIBRARY!
By Eth Clifford
Report by Jacob Rubin
The candlestick was important because Jo-Beth and Mary Rose, which were the two main characters, were stuck in the Finton Memorial Library, in Indianapolis, Indiana, during a power outage. They held a lit candlestick as their only source of light.
A kid-hack is a giant wagon with an awning and curtains incase of bad weather. In the library, Jo-Beth and Mary Rose hid behind a realistic sculpture of a kid-hack, since they didn't want to be seen by the librarian, so they hid with some giant dolls that were in the kid-hack sculpture, and put on the doll's clothes to blend in with the other dolls.
Madam Morgana is a fortune telling machine in the library's basement. It shone some light every time you put a quarter in it, which was useful for the girls in the dark, old, and creepy library basement. From the fortune telling machine, a card came out saying: "Strange things will happen in a place of mystery. You will fear for life, but you will be saved. Tell no one of your adventures. They will not believe you." The fortune wasn't just any fortune. It was actually true what had been said by Madam Morgana!
The telephone was important because Mary Rose and Jo-Beth kept coming and going to and from the telephone trying to reach the police. They succeeded to reach the police, but they didn't believe the girls. However, a power outage occurred due to frozen wires, and they couldn't reach the operator.
MR. ONETREE'S CAR
Mr. Onetree, (A.K.A, Last Minute Harry), was the father of Mary Rose and Jo-Beth. At the beginning of the story, his car ran out of gas while Mary Rose and Jo-Beth were in there riding to the hospital, to meet their mother who was having a baby. Then Mr. Onetree walked ten blocks in knee-deep snow, to get gas for the car. Meanwhile, while the girls were waiting, Jo-Beth had to use the bathroom. So the two girls headed off and a block away they found the library they got stuck in.