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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Small as an Elephant
Imagine being abandoned on a camping trip by your mother? To make matters worse, you cannot tell anyone in fear that they might take you away from your mother, because they would see her as being unfit. Eleven-year-old Jack Martel regrets having an argument with her the night before she left him all alone. He accepts the fact that his mom is just having one of her episodes - she isn't like other mothers, but she is all he has. He is now on a journey through Maine to find her and his way back home before anyone realizes what has happened. With very little supplies, Jack faces many trials along the way - extreme hunger and having no means of getting in touch with his mom. His only comfort is a small toy elephant that he carries with him...he and his mother shared a love of elephants. Those good memories keep Jack going. Read Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson - the story of one young boy's determination to survive and save the only family he knows.