Thursday, March 01, 2012


When he wakes up in the tent the first morning of a camping vacation with his mom, Jake discovers that she along with her gear and the car are nowhere to be found. This is not the first time that she has done this, disappeared, but the other times he was at home and not stranded on an island in Maine with only a few dollars and a small plastic elephant, an animal that fascinates him, in his pocket. After his search of the island proves fruitless, he sets off to walk back home to Boston. The author tells the story of how Jake not only survives this experience but also learns some important truths about his capacity to move ahead in spite of his family circumstances in Small As An Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

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