THE LOST PACKAGE
Illustrated by Jessica Lanan
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan
March 2, 2021
The package starts off like any other: an empty box, packed with care, stamped and labeled, and sent through the wondrous mail system. Along the way, it gets lost. But the journey doesn't end there.
Like other packages, this one was sent with hope. And a few bumps in the road won't keep it from reaching its destination.
"This sweetly simple, understated story is emotionally rich, a warm paean to the power of connections . . . Quietly, beautifully told and deeply satisfying." —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"[A] moving story . . . The richness of the tale lies in subtly textured watercolor illustrations by Lanan, which poignantly portray a broad range of settings, from gritty urban streets shimmering with rain to snow-swept terrains to a desolate gas station." —Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Both informative and inspiring . . . a wondrous story about separation and near-magical reunion." —Shelf Awareness (starred)
"A delightful tale." —Booklist (starred)
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection