Mule Train Mail

by Craig Brown

Who knew that mail was still delivered by mule? Residents of Supai, a village on... read more

Who knew that mail was still delivered by mule? Residents of Supai, a village on the Havasupai Indian Reservation at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, rely on mule train to bring them their letters and packages, along with groceries, clothing, and anything else they want or need. Vehicles can’t make the difficult journey. Craig Brown’s account of this fascinating aspect of contemporary life follows Anthony the Postman as he loads up and sets off on a journey down down down to the village on the canyon floor. His narrative features engaging details and is set against illustrations reflecting the rugged terrain. A two-part author’s note provides additional information on mail delivery by mule, and an account of Brown’s own journey with mailman Anthony Paya to the canyon floor. (Ages 5–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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