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By STEAD, Philip C.

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ISBN
9781596439313
Publisher
Roaring Brook Neal Porter Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

PreS-Gr 2—How exactly does one deliver an elephant to a dear aunt "who lives almost completely alone and could really use the company"? Spunky young Sadie plans to send the pachyderm through the mail, but the wheelbarrow full of stamps required for the transaction makes her realize she needs another game plan. Undaunted, Sadie and the elephant travel by biplane, train, alli...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

The opening pages of this unique transportation adventure show young Sadie bypassing a blue mailbox because, as the page turn (and title page) reveals, on the other end of her leash is an elephant who won't fit into that mailbox. Sadie wants to deliver the elephant to her great-aunt Josephine, "who lives almost completely alone and could really use the company." This refrain carries through each step of the journey. Sadie starts at the post office, but mailing an elephant would re...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Young Sadie wants to deliver an elephant to her great-aunt. The mailman says, "Find another way," so Sadie borrows an airplane (with q...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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