The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves

The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves

by Gail Gibbons
     
 

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Do you ever mail a letter and wonder what happens to it after you drop it in the box? Read all about the post office and learn how letters are weighed, sorted, transported, culled, canceled, coded, binned, boxed, and sorted once again. Find out how people and machines work together to deliver the letters you send.

Author Biography: Gail Gibbons, a master of

Overview

Do you ever mail a letter and wonder what happens to it after you drop it in the box? Read all about the post office and learn how letters are weighed, sorted, transported, culled, canceled, coded, binned, boxed, and sorted once again. Find out how people and machines work together to deliver the letters you send.

Author Biography: Gail Gibbons, a master of children's non-fiction (ALA Booklist), has created over one hundred entertaining, eye-catching books that explain how things work. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Bright and cheerful. Stamp the book first class.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gibbons takes readers step-by-step through the mailing process,from the moment the letter is dropped into a mailbox until it reaches its final destination. She includes a glossary and a brief history of message-sending. (5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064460293
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1986
Series:
A Trophy Nonfiction Bk.
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
122,428
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.

Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.

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