JESS WAS THE BRAVE ONE by Jean Little

JESS WAS THE BRAVE ONE

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Jess loves thunderstorms and can be counted on to take a strange dog in stride; her older sister Claire--blessed with what her dad terms ``an overactive imagination''--``bleats'' at a tree's windy heights and anticipates a shot as ``a dagger,'' not the ``mosquito bite'' the doctor promises. Still, it's Claire who listens avidly to Grandpa's tales of Harriet Tubman and William Wilberforce and enjoys reenacting their bold deeds; and when bullies snatch Jess's beloved ``Pink Ted,'' Claire boldly saves the day with an impromptu story about two dauntless cousins, Wellington and Wilberforce, heroic products of that same overactive imagination. In her appealing full-page paintings, Wilson catches every nuance in the believable interaction between these deftly characterized little girls. Told with vigor and gentle humor, an unusually fresh look at a perennially interesting theme. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-670-83495-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1992




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