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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064437248
ISBN-13: 9780064437240
Sku: 30612338
Publish Date: 9/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 11L x 0.25T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  8 to 12
 
It all started when Ma and Pa promised I could stay a spell with Grandma Mary, who lived a million miles away through the rough old Idaho mountains. (from the first line)
In 1914, because her family cannot afford a train ticket to her grandmothers town, May gets mailed and rides the mail car on the train to see her grandmother. Reprint. *Author: Tunnell, Michael O./ Rand, Ted (ILT) *Publication Date: 2000/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 11.00 *Height: 9.25
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Nowadays it's no big deal or a girl to travel seventy-five miles. But when Charlotte May Pierstorff wanted to cross seventy-five miles of Idaho mountains to see her grandma in 1914, it was a very big deal indeed. There was no highway except the railroad, and a train ticket would have cost her parents a full day's pay.

Here is the true story of how May got to visit her grandma, thanks to her won spunk, her father's ingenuity, and the U.S. mail.

00-01 CA Young Reader Medal Masterlist and 01 Colorado Children's Book Award (Pic. Bk Cat.)

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Washington Post Book World
"Tunnell does well at placing his readers in turn-of-the-century Idaho, and of using his first-person narrative to make the spunky May real to today's readers....Ted Rand's illustrations bring alive this small piece of history with warmth and emotion." - Karen MacPherson 12/07/1997

New York Times Book Review
"...a heartwarming period piece...lovingly told, beautifully illustrated and extremely well produced in an oversize format....The story has a childlike, understated quality that is perfectly matched by the warmth of the illustrations..." - Betsy Groban 03/15/1998

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   04
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0032
Product attributePublisher:   Greenwillow Books
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