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Special Delivery

Written by Philip C. Stead & illustrated by Matthew Cordell and Philip C. Stead
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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$17.99
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Mar 3, 2015
Publication Date
40
Pages
3-7
Target Age

What's Special Delivery About

Publisher Summary

Sadie is on her way to deliver an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine, who lives completely alone and can really use the company.

She tries everything from mailing the elephant to boarding a plane, a train, and an alligator to get to her aunt’s home. Along the way she meets an array of interesting characters, including an odd postal worker and a gang of bandit monkeys, who all help her get where she is going.

This eccentric and hilarious story from Philip C. Stead, the author of the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee and illustrator Matthew Cordell will surprise and entertain from beginning to end.

This title has Common Core connections.

What Kind of Book is Special Delivery

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Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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Who Wrote Special Delivery

author & illustrator
Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture books including A Home for Bird, Hello, My Name is Ruby, Sebastian and the Balloon, Ideas Are All Around, Samson in the Snow, and the forthcoming All the Animals Where I Live.

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Who Illustrated Special Delivery

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Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, winner of the Caldecott Medal, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has illustrated the books of renowned authors including Philip Stead (Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine (Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It). He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, the novelist Julie Halpern, and their two children.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781596439313
Publication Date:
March 3, 2015
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014009900
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1596439319
ATOS® Book Level:
2.29
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
175609
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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