What the Mailman Brought: Carolyn Craven

What the Mailman Brought

Author: Carolyn Craven
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Putnam
Publication Year: 1987
Brief Summary: William is bored staying home sick from school, until a mailman starts bringing him mysterious packages.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Golden Kite Award, 1988′ ‘ Honor Book’ ‘ Picture Book Illustration’ ‘ United States’

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss being sick; what do you do when you are sick and have to stay home from school?
  • Can you recall the different mailmen that delivered packages to William?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.   

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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