Hannah and Jack: A Very Special Friendship

Hannah and Jack: A Very Special Friendship

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by Mary Nethery, Mary Morgan
     
 

Hannah and her cat, Jack, are the best of friends. They play together, share snacks together, and wherever Hannah goes, Jack is sure to follow. But when the family takes a trip to Grandma's, Jack must stay behind. Hannah misses him and can't seem to enjoy her visit, until she and Grandma come up with just the right way for Hannah to share her trip with Jack, despite… See more details below

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Hannah and her cat, Jack, are the best of friends. They play together, share snacks together, and wherever Hannah goes, Jack is sure to follow. But when the family takes a trip to Grandma's, Jack must stay behind. Hannah misses him and can't seem to enjoy her visit, until she and Grandma come up with just the right way for Hannah to share her trip with Jack, despite the miles between them. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Armin Brott
Hannah and her cat, Jack, are nearly inseparable. They play together, eat together, and tell bedtime stories together. But when Hannah and her parents take a vacation to Grandma's, Jack has to stay behind. Hannah is crushed and missed the cat so much that it nearly ruins her vacation: "'Smell the clean ocean air,' said her mother. 'Smells like fish,' said Hannah. 'Jack likes fish.'" Nothing seems to be able to snap Hannah out of the doldrums-not even Grandma's new dog. But then Hannah remembers what her parents do whenever they take trips without her, and she starts sending Jack postcards. After that, the vacation is a success and Hannah is able to enjoy the circus, the zoo, a lazy day at the beach, and even a stiff afternoon tea at the stuffy Bengal Room.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Hannah has a special relationship with her cat. Jack is more than just a pet and companion; he's a friend she cannot do without. They share a variety of activities from hunting fairies and garden snakes to bedtime stories. The child is excited when she learns that her family is going to visit her grandmother, until she is told that Jack cannot go. She and her grandmother have many adventures together, and always remember to send postcards to Jack. Hannah is even surprised by a reply. The vivid watercolor and gouache illustrations are appealing and match the story line quite nicely. A "warm, fuzzy" picture book to spark discussions on friendship, pets, and separation.-Kathy Mitchell, Gadsden Co. Public Library, Quincy, FL
Carolyn Phelan
Accustomed to playing with her cat, Jack, Hannah misses him constantly when the family takes a car trip to visit Grandma. Everything the child sees reminds her of Jack, so Grandma suggests sending him postcards. Hannah is then able to enjoy her new experiences while still feeling connected to her beloved pet. The artwork, warm, simple-lined, watercolor-and-gouache paintings, reflects the emotional tenor of the story. The text sympathetically portrays love and homesickness in terms that children will understand. Pictures of the colorful postcards addressed to Jack add to the pleasure of this satisfying picture book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689805332
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/05/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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