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Small as an Elephant Paperback – April 9, 2013
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Jack’s journey to a new kind of family is inspiring and never sappy
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Jack comes to realize that he hadn’t been alone, that family and people he didn’t even know were there for him in a ‘makeshift herd.’ The happy yet realistic ending leaves Jack (and readers) ‘light-headed with hope.'
Jennifer Richard Jacobson’s nuanced and heart-wrenching middle-grade novel, Small as an Elephant, gives a quiet force to one resilient boy and his mentally ill mother.
A classic journey story, this is a very believable and exciting adventure with modern accoutrements.
—Library Media Connection
A near-perfect mix of poignancy, humor, and masterful writing make for an unforgettable journey.
—Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of several books for children and young adult readers, including the Andy Shane early chapter books, illustrated by Abby Carter. She lives in Cumberland, Maine.
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"Small as a elephant" is about a boy named Jack. His mother leave' s him with only $14 a tent, sleeping bag,change of clothes, and backpack, NO FOOD,NO WATER,nothing . He take a terrorist hike from Maine to Jamaica plain,MA but first he has to make one stop. Lydia an elephant. She's not just an elephant she's the only elephant in Maine. He just has to see.
Jack must steal work and lie to get to Lydia and get home. His BFF Nina thinks somethings wrong when he says to her on YOUPAGE when he stops at Bar Harbour (one of the place his mom said they had to go it was on the list).
So if you are looking for a page turner and adventurer than this is the right book for you. You may even cry and for the men that think oh am not going to cry YOU MOST LIKELY WILL!!
I'm still in the process of reading this book, and I'm really enjoying it. The author does a great job making you feel like you are a part of the story. The book also has magnificent word choice. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic fiction.