A charming and significant story set prior to the Civil Rights Movement about a boy who finds a way to challenge segregation laws.Frank has always been obsessed with elephants. He loves their hosepipe trunks, tree stump feet, and swish-swish tails. So when Miss Fancy, the elephant, retires from the circus and moves two blocks from his house to Avondale Park, he's over the moon! Frank really wants to pet her. But Avondale Park is just for white people, so Frank is not allowed to see Miss Fancy. Frank is heartbroken but he doesn't give up: instead he makes a plan!Frank writes to the City Council so his church can host a picnic in the park, and he can finally meet Miss Fancy. All of his neighbors sign the letter, but when some protest, the picnic is cancelled and Frank is heartbroken all over again. Then Miss Fancy escapes the zoo, and it's up to Frank to find her before she gets hurt....
|Title||:||Meet Miss Fancy|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Meet Miss Fancy Reviews
Set in pre-Civil Rights Alabama. Based on the true event of the elephant living in Avondale Park.
Frank loves elephants and leads the penny collection at his school to raise money to bring Miss Fancy to their town park. Sadly, he's not allowed to see her as the sign is posted "No Colored Allowed." Discouraged but not defeated, he finds a way to climb the tree and still see her though. She breaks free and comes to visit one day. He uses a trail of peanuts to bring her back to the park. He gets a ...more
Loved it - great illustrations and story telling about Fancy, an elephant that lived in Alabama through the 30's and the fictional story of a boy who desperately wanted to meet Fancy. Parts are based on history - Fancy really did exist, and an African American church really did petition to be able to hold a picnic on the grounds of the town park, but with draw the request after it's approval because of the controversy.
First sentence: Frank loved elephants. He loved drawing elephants and talking about elephants. He loved their hosepipe trunks and their flap-flap ears, their tree-stump feet and their swish-swish tails. But not once, not ever, had Frank seen a real elephant.
Premise/plot: This picture book is set in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1913. It is loosely based on a true story. There was an elephant, Miss Fancy, whom schoolchildren helped to purchase from a circus for Avondale Park. Miss Fancy lived in her ne ...more
Mostly in it for the illustrations.