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Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Small as an Elephant
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Jack's mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened?Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning"... show more
Jack's mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened?Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning" wildly until it's over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself - starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before Social Services catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties - and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763641559 (0763641553)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
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Barbara's Booky Blog
Barbara's Booky Blog rated it
4.0
Eleven year old Jack Martel is an elephant fanatic. Everything in his life is likened to elephants and their behaviors. This is a rather strange hobby for a child but his elephant knowledge is definitely helpful on his lone trek from Maine to Boston in his search for his mother who has deserted him ...
Dichotomygirl
Dichotomygirl rated it
I don't usually read middle grade books, (though that will most likely change as my daughter gets older), but the premise of this book intrigued me. It's the story of Jack, and how his bi-polar Mother leaves him while camping on an island in Maine. Jack, doesn't want to be taken away from his Moth...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 Small as an Elephant
A beautifully written, moving, spirited story.
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