Small as an Elephant

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Candlewick Press, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 275 pages
33 Reviews
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.
  

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Summary: Jack and his Mom are on a Labor Day camping trip in Acadia National Park in Maine when Jack wakes up one day to find his mom is gone. So is her tent and their rental car. He has $14 of ... Read full review

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"Small as an Elephant" is a fiction book that tells about an eleven year old boy Jack, who faces challenges for in search of his mother. Jack had been looking forward to a special vacation with his ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
20
Section 4
28
Section 5
41
Section 6
50
Section 7
56
Section 8
64
Section 14
148
Section 15
158
Section 16
163
Section 17
174
Section 18
180
Section 19
189
Section 20
206
Section 21
213

Section 9
73
Section 10
90
Section 11
103
Section 12
117
Section 13
132
Section 22
220
Section 23
237
Section 24
254
Section 25
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About the author (2011)

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.