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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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ISBN : 33832538
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 16 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • David
    2019-04-28 03:10

    This book, Hail to Mail--apparently a translation of a 1927 poem by Samuel Marshak of the Soviet Union--looked interesting to me and the illustrations were captivating so I brought it home. I appreciated the circular nature of the poem, which follows a letter as it is passed from one unwearied mailman to another across the globe to catch up with an explorer. I was hoping for a knee-slapping punchline at the end of the story. The poem was quickly wrapped up and ended with a salute to mail carriers. The words, including names of foreign places and some German words, too, could catch a young reader off guard. The fact that it is a poem helps with the flow, but needs to be practiced well ahead of time. It would be best to use this as a read aloud to help illustrate turn-of-the-century technologies and the history of the postal service. Again, the art is very good and relevant to the period from which the poem hails, so it gives a bit of history both in its literary component and visually.

  • Michael
    2019-05-06 04:16

    The cadence of the poetry is a little clumsy at times, which would make reading it out loud a bit awkward at a few parts- to be expected in translation. However, it's a fun story with fun twists and turns, and the illustrations are unique and perfectly matched to the story. The art really makes it.

  • Brionna Barcolleh
    2019-05-05 22:29

    A letter and a mailman tracks a recipient all over the world. This book can introduce literary an element like rhyme scheme or rhyming words for young learners.

  • Jane Sandberg
    2019-05-19 00:19

    A fun book of poems that take the reader jaunting across the globe. The text is complemented perfectly by the wonderful Soviet Realist illustrations.