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The Lost Package



by
Richard Ho
illustrated by
Jessica Lanan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250231352
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The heartwarming story of a package that gets lost, then found, and an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at what happens at the post office.

Not all packages make it to where they're meant to go.
This package starts at the post office. It's measured, weighed and placed on a truck with care. But on its way to its destination. . .
gets
lost.

All packages are sent with intention but sometimes, they need a litle help making it to their destinations.

Follow one package that loses its way and discover a friendship tale that proves distance can't always keep us apart.Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Full-color illustrations created with watercolors.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

9" x 9"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Packages. US Postal Service (USPS). Mail and shipping. Moving households. Moving trucks. Transportation. Good deeds. Lost and found possessions. Mothers and sons. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–The journey of a package begins as a young girl assembles it with care. At the post office, it is processed and put on a truck; along the way it falls out and lays in the gutter, lost until found by a brown-skinned boy walking with his mother and dog. The boy and his mother care for the package, including it in their moving truck and traveling across country through all kinds of weather before arriving at their new home and the package’s destination. Delivering the box results in a new friendship between two mothers and two boys. Realistic watercolors depict the two urban environments, while bedroom posters and a drawing of the Golden Gate Bridge on the package reveal the locations as New York City and San Francisco. Variations in perspective and careful pacing convey the tumult and loneliness of a package lost and found on an urban street while the parallel story narrates the boy and mother’s serendipitous journey and move. VERDICT A solid purchase, and a touching story of friendship. An author’s note provides a personal tribute to the USPS and mentions the impact of the coronavirus on the agency.–Ramarie Beaver, formerly at Plano P.L., TX

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–The journey of a package begins as a young girl assembles it with care. At the post office, it is processed and put on a truck; along the way it falls out and lays in the gutter, lost until found by a brown-skinned boy walking with his mother and dog. The boy and his mother care for the package, including it in their moving truck and traveling across country through all kinds of weather before arriving at their new home and the package’s destination. Delivering the box results in a new friendship between two mothers and two boys. Realistic watercolors depict the two urban environments, while bedroom posters and a drawing of the Golden Gate Bridge on the package reveal the locations as New York City and San Francisco. Variations in perspective and careful pacing convey the tumult and loneliness of a package lost and found on an urban street while the parallel story narrates the boy and mother’s serendipitous journey and move. VERDICT A solid purchase, and a touching story of friendship. An author’s note provides a personal tribute to the USPS and mentions the impact of the coronavirus on the agency.–Ramarie Beaver, formerly at Plano P.L., TX

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