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Hail to Mail by Samuil Marshak

Hail to Mail

by Samuil Marshak, Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)

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Tells the story of a letter that chases its recipient around the world, attempting to catch up. Some of the rhymes are okay, but mostly, it's very forced text and difficult to read. ( )
  newanddifferent | Apr 9, 2011 |
This book is an excellent example of poetry, because the author uses sound, rhythm, and patterns to engage readers in the content of the story. Because of the nature of poems, the sentences are short, yet very meaningful and filled with large words. They story conveys the endless amount of work and effort postmen apply to their job of making sure each letter is delivered for one to enjoy. The author embeds brilliant rhyming and word patterns within the story in order to allow readers a deeper understanding of the emotion that lays behind mail delivery.

Age Appropriateness: All Elementary

Media: Mixed Media ( )
  egodwin07 | Nov 26, 2008 |
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Samuil Marshakprimary authorall editionscalculated
Radunsky, VladimirIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Al RokerNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805031243, Paperback)

From New York City to Boise, Idaho, to Switzerland to the shores of Brazil, a certified letter, carried by a succession of unflagging mailmen, chases Mr. Peck around the globe until at last it catches up with him--back in New York, of course. Full color. A Reading Rainbow selection.

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A certified letter follows its intended recipient all over the world as the postal service attempts to catch up to him.

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