Jess (American Girl of the Year Series)

Jess (American Girl of the Year Series)


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ISBN-13: 9781593690168
Publisher: American Girl Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: American Girl of the Year Series
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mary Casanova’s books include the popular One-Dog Canoe and Some Dog! also illustrated by Ard Hoyt. She lives near Ranier, Minnesota. Ard Hoyt has illustrated several picture books, including the best-selling I’m a Manatee by John Lithgow. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Jess (American Girl Today Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Ten year old Jess is tired of being the baby of the family, so she goes with her parents on an archaelogical dig in Belize to grow up. At first she's lonely, but she makes a friend and has many new experiences that add to her excitement- in the end she's done everything from nearly drowning to discovering an unexplored Mayan cave filled with artifacts. She definitely doesn't feel like the baby any more.
americangirl09 More than 1 year ago
I loooove Jess! We have much in common. Sadly, I don't have her doll. Anyway, this book was brilliant. Kudos to Mary Casanova and Robert Papp. I wish there was a second book. I'd recommend this book to all girls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best American girl book ever! When this book came out I just so happened to be learning about the mayan ruins in school. I loved it so much I bought the doll. Jess and me are inseperatble.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is my favorite book because there really wasn't any pictures but when they come up they were real pictures. It tells about her. I wonder if her brother and sister were always mean to Jess. This book is good if you love american girl dolls if you like going to the forest then read this book. P.S. One day I want to be an american girl doll.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Girls of all ages will love this adventure about Jess who travels, with her parents, to Belize on an archeological dig. Stories like this didn't exist when I was a kid. A hidden cave, a mischievous spider monkey, a Mayan family and their jungle abode, a baby parrot, Jess's new friendship with Sarita, all make JESS an entertaining read. The book's illustrations are truly beautiful, and the final photo story is about an authentic girl who digs for Mayan treasures. JESS is believable, dramatic, and realistic with its evocative setting and people. Enjoy!