"JENNIFER, TOO" by Juanita Havill


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The author of the popular Jamaica books offers three easy chapters about a cheerful child edging her way into her big brother's games with his Mends. When the boys are ""Spies in Disguise,"" Jennifer is as good a sleuth as any; ghost stories in the dark aren't her idea of fun, but overheard from downstairs they seem so mild that she creeps up to join the boys -- and frightens them by creaking the attic stairs; and when they play knights she refuses to be the queen but is included once again when she shows them how to make cardboard shields after their moms reclaim the garbage can lids they're using. The perky, realistic dialogue, lively b&w art, and assertive protagonist will all appeal to other young feminists, and to boys with older sibs, too.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1994
Page count: 56pp
Publisher: Hyperion