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Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown wrote a book called Flat Stanley in 1964, and since that time, the little guy has visited many countries.  He went to the Academy Awards when Clint Eastwood took his daughter's Flat Stanley to the Academy Awards. This resulted in articles in People magazine and CNN.com. Several Flat Stanleys were hosted by Olympic athletes in Torino, Italy at the 2006 Olympic Games.  In October 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger showed his son's Flat Stanley to Jay Leno. Schwarzenegger wanted to "pump him up." The Governor had been taking Flat Stanley with him on the campaign trail.

Flat Stanley book cover

Click here for more on Flat Stanley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Stanley

A few months ago, my grandson, Michael, asked me if I knew any friends that would like to have a visit from Flat Stanley.  I sent out an e-mail to several of my teacher friends and I got a reply in less than 10 minutes from Debbie Bennett in Fairbanks Alaska.  She told me to send him on the next plane, so Michael packed him up and sent him off to Fairbanks, Alaska.  When Flat Stanley came back to Bolingbrook, IL my grandson called me and told me that he wants to go to Alaska.  When I saw what a wonderful job that Debbie did with Stanley, I knew why Michael wanted to go to Alaska.  I took the following pictures of the Flat Stanley Journal that documented his stay in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

Click here to see Flat Stanley at the Morton Arboretum in 2012.

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 A pin from the World Ice Art Championship

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Flat Stanley brought this Photo Album back with him.

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This is Flat Stanley's paper bag Journal that contained stories and pictures of Flat Stanley's travels.

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Michael would like to thank Mrs. Bennett and her family for showing Stanley a wonderful time in Alaska.

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Clothes that Flat Stanley wore in Alaska.

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Here is what I have done since I came back from Alaska

April 7, 2008 Pictures of Grace's 6th Birthday Party

Flat Stanley goes to Alaska

March 28, 2008 Memories of Wally Phillips

Pictures of Easter 2008 at Debbie and Dan's

Pictures of Phoenix Road Trip 

December 25, 2007 Christmas at Our House

November 17, 2007 Baby Sitting Carmela

November 10, 2007  Luke is 9 Days old

October 29, 2007 It is a Boy!

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October 27, 2007 Children's Museum

October 20, 2007 Carmela's First Birthday Party

October 12, 2007 Alaska Pictures

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