Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Dear Napoleon, I Know You're Dead, But

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Dear Napoleon, I Know You're Dead, But

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WOODRUFF, ELVIRA. (1992). Dear Napoleon, I Know You're Dead, But... New York: Dell Yearling. ISBN 0-440-40907-1

Whether snow, sleet, or freezing rain, the U.S. Postal Service delivers mail. UPS promises do get it to you overnight. FedEx has same day service. These are all fantastic services, but did you know that Henry Cooper's Secret Courier Service gets letters to and from dead people? Yes, it's true, or so believe Marty Ballucci and his best friend, Russell. It's this incredible service that makes a mundane assignment of writing to a famous person a fantastic adventure and mystery, all concocted by Marty's grandfather.

Marty can't think of a single thing he'd really want to tell a famous person who is alive, but he's more than willing to write to Napoleon Bonaparte. His grandfather convinces him that a resident of the nursing home to which he has recently moved can deliver the letter. Believing the story, as he has believed all of the other stories his grandfather has told him in the past, Marty goes ahead and writes the letter. …

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