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Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell
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Mar 02, 10

bookshelves: historical-fiction

Reading Level: 8 years old and older
It is 1913 and five year old May wants so badly to visit her grandmother in Idaho. The train ticket costs $1.55 - more than her parents can afford. May's ingenious parents come up with a plan - they send May as mail for $.55 as there are no rules excluding sending people. She is stamped and tagged on the back of her coat as a 54lb baby chick. Her uncle is the mail car mailman who escorts her safely. The artwork is a wonderful & charming. A perfect capturing of the story! This story is based on true events. What a fun piece of history to read and wonder about. A great story for discussion.
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message 1: by Heidi (new)

Heidi This sounds like a great book to explore creative "out of the box" solutions. Pun intended!

message 2: by L- Lisa (new)

L- Lisa This story will capture the imaginations of 2nd or 3rd graders as it gives a glimpse of the mail system in times past. What a lively discussion about how different our mail delivery is today with the times in this historical fiction. I will add this to my library list!

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