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Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
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Flat Stanley (1964)

by Jeff Brown

Other authors: Tomi Ungerer (Illustrator)

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Series: Flat Stanley (1)

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The first of the Flat Stanley adventures...life can be fun when you are flat! ( )
  AccyP | Mar 3, 2019 |
In the flat Stanley original book he has a bulletin board fall on him so he became a half of an inch thick. This results in him being mailed around and flown like a kite. This book is good because you can make a project where students mail him around and have friends and family take photos with him different places.
  LeanneWorth | Dec 7, 2017 |
I love this book it is such a good book ware helps a lot of people read this book! ( )
  azpandas | Aug 4, 2017 |
Flat Stanley is a classic children’s chapter book about a boy named Stanley who gets into a little accident and flattens his body out, now he is a kite entertaining all kinds of people in the city.
  brittanysmith | Apr 27, 2017 |
I remember reading this book in elementary school. It was a great book for a travel project. ( )
  ChelseaLorain | Apr 12, 2017 |
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What's the story?
Flat as a pancake, smashed by a bulletin board, Stanley uses his new shape to gain attention, but he soon learns the downside of being different. Jeff Brown's sophisticated humor keeps adults entertained, while kids identify with Stanley's feelings and enjoy his adventures. The illustration style, though dated, is expressive and funny. Brown's understanding of childhood emotions is as highly tuned as his humorous, understated writing style: "Mr. Dart stood back a few feet and stared at him for a moment. 'Oh well,' he said, 'it may not be art, but I know what I like.'"

The lesson about the perils of going to extremes for attention is subtly conveyed, as Stanley is teased and rejected by his peers and Mom delivers a heavy-handed lecture about accepting other's differences, including racial and religious ones. Younger siblings will relate to Arthur's jealousy, too.
 
After a bulletin board fell on him and decreased his thickness to one-half an inch, Stanley's life changed in peculiar ways. His younger, well-rounded brother was jealous of flat Stanley, who could fit under closed doors, slip down sidewalk grates, be carried bundle-form, or flown as a kite,-- and who was finally proclaimed a ""flat here"" for being instrumental in uncovering a pair of thieves. The listening group will enjoy Stanley's bizarre perspective on the world.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jeff Brownprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ungerer, TomiIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nash, ScottIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pamintuan, MackyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Breakfast was ready. "I will go wake up the boys," Mrs. Lambchop said to her husband, George Lambchop.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439588634, Paperback)

When Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning, his brother, Arthur, is yelling. A bulletin board fell on Stanley during the night, and now he is only half an inch thick! Amazing things begin happening to him, Stanley gets rolled up, mailed, and flown like a kite. He even gets to help catch two dangerous art thieves. He may be flat, but he is a hero!

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After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages.

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