Items related to Incredible Jumbo (Puffin Books)

Incredible Jumbo (Puffin Books)

3.74 avg rating
( 39 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140342352: Incredible Jumbo (Puffin Books)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is the true story of Jumbo, once the star attraction at London Zoo, but it is also the fictional story of Tod Tolliver, a lonely boy who helps take care of Jumbo and loves him. When the zoo sells Jumbo to Barnum's circus in New York, Tod decides to stow away on the ship and join him.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Barbara Smucker was one of Canada’s best-known and best-loved authors of fiction for children and young adults. Throughout her career, she was profoundly affected by civil rights issues, which informed works such as Days of Terror, White Mist, and Underground to Canada. She won multiple awards for her work, including the Vicky Metcalf Award, the Canada Council Children’s Literature Prize, and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. She passed away in 2003.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-6-- Both a zoo and a circus story, this novel traces the life of the famous African elephant from his imagined early years and arrival at the London Zoo in 1865, to his death 20 years later in a train accident while with Barnum's circus in Canada. Smucker telescopes the chronology while retaining the factual events, relaying them through the elephant's perceptions and that of Tod, a fictional ten-year-old sweeper who gets work helping care for Jumbo while aspiring to become a clown. Tod stows away to America, and is allowed to continue his job while training in the circus. The book conveys the public's reception of Jumbo and a good sense of circus life, and while the subplot leans towards the sentimental, it reflects the era and exists to support what is primarily Jumbo's biography. Mathieson's The True Story of Jumbo the Elephant (Coward, 1963; o.p.) is illustrated, and Avery's The Elephant War (Dell, 1988) is a lively account of a fictitious protest of Jumbo's sale. --Ruth M. McConnell, San Antonio Public Library
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780670829705: Incredible Jumbo

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0670829706 ISBN 13: 9780670829705
Publisher: Viking Juvenile, 1991
Hardcover

9780143168577: Incredible Jumbo

Puffin..., 2008
Softcover

9780147518750: Incredible Jumbo

Viking..., 1991
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Smucker, Barbara Claassen
Published by Puffin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # 0140342354-4-22567623

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Barbara Claassen Smucker
Published by Puffin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Discover Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3239446408

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Barbara Claassen Smucker
Published by Puffin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Bayside Books
(Ogden, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3448949413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Smucker, Barbara
Published by Northwestern University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Good. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages. Seller Inventory # 5202167-75

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Smucker, Barbara
Published by Northwestern University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Good. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages. Seller Inventory # 5202167-75

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Smucker, Barbara Claassen
Published by Puffin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0140342354-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Smucker, Barbara Claassen
Published by Puffin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks-Atlanta
(AUSTELL, GA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0140342354I3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Smucker, Barbara Claassen
Published by Puffin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Jenson Books Inc
(Logan, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. This item shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact , but may have aesthetic issues such as small tears, bends, scratches, and scuffs. Spine may also show signs of wear. Pages may include some notes and highlighting. May include "From the library of" labels. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # 4BQIX10053EX_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Smucker, Barbara Claassen
Published by Puffin (1991)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
The Children's Bookshop
(Hay on Wye, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: Very Good. 1st Thus. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 83546

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Smucker, Barbara
Published by Puffin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140342354 ISBN 13: 9780140342352
Used Soft cover First Edition Quantity: 1
Seller:
MacKellar Art & Books
(Bournemouth, United Kingdom)

Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1992 Puffin paperback 1st Edition, 1st impression , very good++ copy. Seller Inventory # ABE-8799861362

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 12.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 27.48
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds