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Small as an Elephant

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Jack’s mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened?

Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning" wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself — starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties — and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.

  • A great middle-grade offering for boys, featuring a main character surviving by his wits
  • ifer Richard Jacobson's first novel for this age range
  • A deeply touching story about the bond between a son and his mentally ill mother

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.

ISBN: 9780763641559
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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