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Mailing May Paperback – September 5, 2000
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Times were hard in Idaho, as they were in most places during that day and time and May wanted to visit her grandmother "who lived a million miles away through the rough old Idaho mountains." The problem though was that the train ticket (the only way of getting there) costs a dollar fifty-five, and as May's father points out, he has to work an entire day for that kind of money; money the family simply did not have.
What to do, what to do?
Between May's extended family, local railroad workers and postal workers they came up with the idea of simply mailing May, which at the time would only cost fifty-three cents. Regulations stated that the postal department could not mail lizards or insects or anything smelly. May pasted the smell test and she most certainly was not an insect or lizard. The postal service could though mail baby chicks and that is what they classified her as...a forty-eight pound and eight ounce baby chick...a record!
This is a delightful story taken from an era long gone. The tale is beautifully written and the art work is some of the best I have seen in a children's book. The author and illustrator have most certainly captured the feel and essence of Idaho during the turn of the century.Read more ›
This charming story is illustrated in Ted Rand's warmly vibrant style, and most of the paintings are supplemented with museum-style images of historical mementos: old-fashioned stamps, the address tag on May's coat, and black-and-white snapshots of people and scenes. Michael Tunnell tells the story from the little girl's perspective, including enough detail to satisfy adult questions about how the feat was accomplished.
The story brings with it a freshness and innocence, and with many positive themes. Among them are courage and creativity in the face of difficulty, a grandchild's devotion to her grandmother, people helping one another, and parents keeping promises. It is targeted for an elementary audience, and their parents may enjoy the humor of the situation at least as much as the children do.
Note on the illustrations: The illustrations are 3/4-page watercolor paintings, with smaller paintings of postage stamps, photographs, tags, and railroad documents, thus adding to the story's sense of reality and historicity. They help establish the early 1900s setting, and develop the characters through facial expressions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If your grandchildren live out of town, it's a cute story to share. Little May is sent via train to visit her grandmother. The way her train fare is decided is the fun part!Published 22 days ago by nmj
A tale you wont read just one time. A fictional store based on a true story. A girl is able to visit her grandmother through the ingenuity of caring adults. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Persop
What a wonderful story and based upon a true event. Kids will love this story!Published 2 months ago by Tiffany C.
Was looking for historical facts...but not much in this kid's story....but good little book anyway!Published 3 months ago by HonestandSavvy
I will give history and the creativity of our past credit for this book..
May wanted to go to her grandmother but unfortunately, the ride was very expensive. Read more
Based on a true incident, tis story is sure to capture the imaginations and amazement of kids 7 and up.Published 10 months ago by cat