Written by Richard Ho & illustrated by Jessica Lanan
Roaring Brook/Macmillan Kids, 2021
A little package gets lost on the way to the airport. But with a little bit of luck--and a lot of serendipity--it might just find a new route to its destination...
This heartwarming story offers a behind the scenes look at what happens at the post office.
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A Junior Library Guild selection
This sweetly simple, understated story is emotionally rich, a warm paean to the power of connections.
Ho’s moving story uses less than 200 words—including part of the USPS motto, “neither snow,/ nor rain,/ nor heat,/ nor gloom of night”—to trace a package’s journey across the United States. But the pictures depict far more than its trip: a parent and child’s drive across the variable U.S. landscape, a long-distance relationship, and budding new friendships.
Lanan's stellar artistry gorgeously amplifies the USPS's sophisticated processes, while simultaneously enhancing the personal links [...] Both informative and inspiring, The Lost Package celebrates surprising connections that can happen when what's lost gets found.
Color your own lost package and USPS mail trucks! Available as a PDF for printing at home or school.
Watch a replay of the virtual storytime hosted by Tattered Cover Bookstore, including a reading of the book by author Richard Ho, an art demo and a question and answer session.