Like Jake and Me

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Illus. in full color. "Timid Alex strives to be like his rugged cowboy stepfather, and the two find a common bond when Alex 'rescues' Jake from a wolf spider. Jukes' quiet observations are unfaltering in their perceptiveness. Radiant full-page pastel illustrations serve as a striking counterpoint. This is an uplifting celebration of a new family's understanding, acceptance and love that resonates with truth and humor."—(starred) School Library Journal.

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Overview

Illus. in full color. "Timid Alex strives to be like his rugged cowboy stepfather, and the two find a common bond when Alex 'rescues' Jake from a wolf spider. Jukes' quiet observations are unfaltering in their perceptiveness. Radiant full-page pastel illustrations serve as a striking counterpoint. This is an uplifting celebration of a new family's understanding, acceptance and love that resonates with truth and humor."—(starred) School Library Journal.

Alex feels that he does not have much in common with his stepfather Jake until a fuzzy spider brings them together.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Newbery Honor-winning story of a small boy meetingand learning to lovehis new stepfather. Ages 6-10. (September)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394892634
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1987
  • Series: Borzoi Sprinters Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 9.73 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book Like Jake and Me . Her other titles include No One is Going to Nashville , Blackberries in the Dark , Getting Even , Wild Iris Bloom , and I'll See You in My Dreams . Mavis taught school for several years — and was a lawyer — before becoming a children's book writer. She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school.

She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California.

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    Posted December 1, 2012

    jade

    Jake is that u?

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    Kitchen

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