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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books
Mailing May

Mailing May

1997 Story Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Michael O. Tunnell
Illustrator: Ted Rand
ISBN: 0688128785
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Set in 1914 and based on a true incident, May's adventure is told in the first-person language of a rural child. May badly wants to visit her grandmother who lives seventy-five miles away on the other side of the Idaho mountains. When her parents tell her that they can't afford a train ticket, May is crushed. Her parents decide to mail their disappointed chick to her grandmother as just that-a baby chick. The pictures are humor tinged and lovely, and the prose is spot-on.
Kemie Nix   ©1997 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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