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.
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2021
Chicago Public Library 2021 Best of the Best Selection
ALA Notable Children's Book 2022 Selection
"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)
"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." —Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Both informative and inspiring . . . a wondrous story about separation and near-magical reunion." —Shelf Awareness (starred)
"A delightful tale." —Booklist (starred)