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Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell
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Jul 13, 2010

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bookshelves: picture-book, 2012, historical-fiction
Read on February 10, 2012

This was recommended to me by teachers at my school who heard it read aloud by another librarian who visited our school. They gave the book a glowing recommendation so maybe I was expecting too much when I read it? I liked it but it didn't bowl me over. It's a nice enough story of a real event. I did really like the illustrations, which immediately reminded me of Barn Dance! - and made me want to read it again! It's been a while.

The author's note at the end really helps to round out the story. I particularly like the lesson he learned from the story, which is: "...the most important detail has nothing to do with railway schedules or postal rates, but rather with the wonderful, creative ways in which ordinary people solve difficult problems."
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