Flat Stanley

Ho Chi Minh City: Five Facts You May or May Not Know

June 16, 2014

1. The biggest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, was the capital of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975. During those years, however, it was called Saigon. 2. Ho Chi Minh City was named after the Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary leader who led the Vietnamese nationalist movement for more than three decades: First against the Japanese, […]

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Travel Adventures with Flat Stanley, Part 4

January 6, 2011

For our niece Justina’s third grade class project, we traveled with Flat Stanley during November and December. We agreed to return Flat Stanley to Mrs. Petsche’s third grade in Harlan, Iowa by Christmas. Stanley, however, had other ideas.  He really wanted to go with us aboard our cruise on Holland America Line’s newest ship, the […]

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Travel Adventures with Flat Stanley, Part 3

January 5, 2011

For our niece Justina’s third grade class project, we traveled with Flat Stanley during November and December. This is the third post on Flat Stanley’s adventures while he was Traveling with the Jones. Flat Stanley rides the ferry to Uruguay The Río de la Plata is a river and estuary between the borders of Argentina and Uruguay.  Colonia […]

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Travel Adventures with Flat Stanley, Part 2

January 5, 2011

At the request of our niece Justina, we traveled with a companion during November and December for a class project undertaken by Mrs. Petsche’s third grade in Harlan, Iowa.  The class read Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley, in which Stanley is flattened by a falling bulletin board, allowing him to travel by mail (and in our carry-on bag.)  In her […]

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