Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack by Sarah Ellis, Illustrated by Bruno St.-Aubin Groundwood Books 2003 Historical Fiction
This delightful tale for middle readers is a great read from start to finish. Written in a last century style with rich language about the adventures of twelve year old Jack who is trying to stay out of trouble, but trouble always seems to find him.
Author Sarah Ellis has also written a very interesting and helpful guide for parents and educators called "From Reader to Writer", a guideline for what books to introduce to children to teach them specific writing skills.

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