Just Jack (Paperback)Kate Scott (author)
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Publisher: Templar Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
Just Jack is a story any and every child will enjoy, if you have or know one whose life has recently changed, this is an absolute must read for them * Julia Thum Writes *
An important message lies at the heart of this book, about being true to yourself. Some tricky issues, including divorce and moving on, are covered in the book with sensitivity and understanding. Written with a fresh light touch, this is a good read * Parents In Touch *
''Just Jack' is not just an enjoyable, pacy, real- life story, with wonderful likeable characters -it is a masterclass in empathy that would make a fantastic 'Guided read' * North Somerset Teachers' Book Award *
A highly enjoyable read that I found hard to put down due to it's convincing child voice, relatable characters and relevant themes * Books for Topics *
A fantastic read... Jack's personal journey hangs on a tightly woven plot and gives sympathetic insight into the reality of his painful experiences. Although there are some very funny moments, Scott gives the subject of the value of friendship and family the appropriate treatment it warrants, hopefully enabling readers to reflect on the depths of their own friendships as they enjoy the story * Reading Zone *
There is such a genuine empathy and warmth in Scott's writing that it is difficult not to fall for the wonderfully likeable and identifiable Jack whose defensive mechanisms hide a young boy hopelessly adrift after his parents split up. Scott tackles difficult but important themes like divorce, self-identity, loneliness and struggling to fit in with gentleness, understanding and her trademark wry humour which transforms a sensitive story into a fun and entertaining tale of family and friendship. With illustrations by Alex Gunn to bring Jack and Tyler's adventures to life, this is a clever and tenderly told tale of growing up... and wising up * Lancashire Evening Post *
Funny, emotional and the perfect mix of joy and sadness, this story is an absolute gem of a story * Book Lover Jo *
Terribly funny... kate scott is genius at taking very simple themes that will trouble youngsters, writing a charming story about them, without a hefty message that hits you on the head * BBC Radio Berkshire *
Humour, warmth and an ear for authentic kids' dialogue make this an absolute joy to read * Just Jack *
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