Small as an Elephant

in Essential Reads

Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Review by Essentialmom (for ages 12+)
A serious story about a boy who, while camping in Maine, is abandoned by his mother, who has a mental illness.  The story is about his struggle to understand his mother, his place in the world, and the way to safety for himself.  The story chronicles his journey as he figures out how to survive and where he wants to end up.
Rating: 3 out of 5