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Snail Mail

Written by Samantha Berger & illustrated by Julia Patton
Published by Running Press Books
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May 1, 2018
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What's Snail Mail About

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A long, long time ago, before email and texting, the mail was delivered in a much slower way-it was called Snail Mail (because some thought it was delivered by a snail). Although it took much longer, everyone agreed that letters were a little more special when they were delivered by Snail Mail. They might be handwritten. They might include a drawing. They might even contain a surprise inside! One such letter was sent by a Girl to the Boy she loved, and it was up to four special snails to deliver her card across the country. The snails trek across the country-through desert heat and dangerous blizzards, across mountains and plains, through cities and forests-and along the way, they find that taking time to slow down and look around makes the journey all the more beautiful.

Snail Mail’s playful and educational story encourages kids to have slow living, and to approach life with determination and wonder. Julia Patton’s rich illustrations showcase America’s diverse terrain and national monuments from coast to coast. Kids and parents alike will delight in this celebration of America’s beauty and the power of a simple handwritten letter.

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Who Wrote Snail Mail

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Samantha Berger

Samantha Berger is the author of more than 70 books for young readers, including the award-winning <i>Crankenstein</i>, and has worked as a cartoon writer at Nickelodeon. She lives in New York City.

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Who Illustrated Snail Mail

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Julia Patton

Julia Patton is an author and illustrator of over 50 titles lives and works in a rustic woodshed in rural Northumberland, UK. Julia gained an MA in Illustration from Edinburgh University and her picture books are inspired by extensive adventures visiting family scattered around the globe. Her illustration style is a combination of traditional and digital mixed media collages, hand drawn typography with a passion for diagrams and gadgets. When she’s not in the studio you’ll find Julia making tree houses and wild camping.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780762462513
Publication Date:
May 1, 2018
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0762462515
ATOS® Book Level:
4.3
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
503512
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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