Overview

Twelve-year-old Tall T's life has just turned upside down. His father suddenly leaves the family after drinking a bowl of bewitched soup given him by the obeah woman who lives next door. With his father no longer with them, Tall T must be head of the house and help his mother take care of his five brothers and sisters. But earning money isn't easy in a small Jamaican town. How can Tall T go to school and earn money at the same time? His mother tells him he must be like Jacob in the Bible -- Jacob who dreamed of ...
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The Jacob Ladder

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Overview

Twelve-year-old Tall T's life has just turned upside down. His father suddenly leaves the family after drinking a bowl of bewitched soup given him by the obeah woman who lives next door. With his father no longer with them, Tall T must be head of the house and help his mother take care of his five brothers and sisters. But earning money isn't easy in a small Jamaican town. How can Tall T go to school and earn money at the same time? His mother tells him he must be like Jacob in the Bible -- Jacob who dreamed of miracles -- and Tall will need a miracle if he is to help his family survive. Luckily for him, miracles can come in unexpected forms.
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Editorial Reviews

School Journal
"A compelling and vibrant book."
Kirkus Reviews
"Pulsating with exotic color, the story...is vibrant and heart-warming."
Horn Book
"The novel has a triumphant tone."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012987723
  • Publisher: Irie Books
  • Publication date: 9/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 114
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 63 KB

Meet the Author

Gerald Hausman is the recipient of many honors and awards for more than 70 books about folklore and other cultures. He has co-authored more than a dozen books about animals and animal mythology with his wife Loretta.
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