When Jamaica hears that Russell is moving away, she isn't sorry, since he was often mean to her. But then she begins to think of how she might feel if she were moving. "Havill here gives children insight into the phenomenon of acting out, where a child's distress about one aspect of life comes out in an unexpected way; Jamaica behaves realistically throughout, expressing her anger, but finding a way to reconcile with Russell before he leaves." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||9.24(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.37(d)|
|Lexile:||420L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Juanita Havill is the author of many picture books including several stories about Jamaica. She and her husband have two grown children.
Anne Sibley O'Brien has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including the Jamaica stories. She has two grown children and lives with her husband and cat in Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A wonderful example of how someones opinion about a person can change was they realize why that person acts the way they do. Jamaica's Blue Marker is a great teaching tool for showing an example of character change. Juanita Havill's Jamaica series books consistently have an author's message that is understandable to a young reader.
I brought this book for my 5 year old daughter and she really enjoyed this book. We both could relate to the situation of both characters so well. Just perfect all around! I plan to buy another book from this author.