Meet Miss Fancy

by Latham, Irene,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Frank cannot believe it when he hears that a real live elephant might be moving to his town. Frank loves everything about elephants but has never seen a real one, so this possibility seems miraculous. This book is based on the true story of a retired circus elephant who was purchased by the children of Avondale, Alabama, so that she could live in their park in 1913. Fictional Frank was one of the children who raised the money by collecting pennies, but when Miss Fancy arrives, racist laws prevent him from entering the park and getting close to her. Readers' hearts will break as Frank's does when they encounter the page depicting his small figure before a sign reading No Colored Allowed. Eventually, events turn in Frank's favor, but not before readers have had a chance to linger vicariously in this moment in time, sharing in Frank's yearning and determination. A delightful centerfold depicting Miss Fancy's escape from the park adds comic relief. Illustrated by renowned painter Holyfield, this should be savored for its joyous, vibrant renderings of Avondale's African American community and families, so full of movement and light that they often resemble stills from an animated film. This is a gem of a story.--Amina Chaudhri Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Segregation -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Elephants -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Elephants -- Fiction.
Segregation -- Fiction.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Other Titles Meet Ms. Fancy
Contributors Holyfield, John, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780399546686
0399546685
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