The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society

The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society

by Janet Sumner Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623706364
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: Middle-grade Novels
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Janet Sumner Johnson lives in Oregon with her husband and three kids. She bakes a mean cinnamon twist and eats way more cookies than are good for her, which explains her running habit. Though her full-time occupation as evil tyrant/benevolent dictator (aka Mom) takes most of her time, she sneaks in writing at night when her inner funny bone is fully unleashed.

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The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AvaJae More than 1 year ago
Hilarious, adorable, and actually almost made me cry. Loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book that had me laughing, crying, and smiling throughout their adventure!
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story about friendship and loyalty. Annie and Jason are best friends. She is the world's biggest optimist and thinks that everything will work out if you come up with a good plan. Jason's father has lost his job and their house is up for sale. Annie does not want him to go. She comes up with various ideas such as selling her appendix on eBay, winning a lottery, seling cookies, asking the bank for more time, begging in a street corner, getting a job, and even finding a pirate treasure! There is some adventure and mystery but this book deals with many issues that could happen to anyone such as a parent losing their job and the family having to move due to financial issues, some bullying, losing a friend, lonliness of elders, and even secret clubs. A great book for kids ages 8 to 12. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
KathyMacMillan More than 1 year ago
Ten-year-old Annie is big-hearted and impulsive, so it’s a good thing she’s got her best friend Jason to keep her grounded – he’s the peanut butter to her jelly. When Jason’s father loses his job and his family’s house is threatened with foreclosure, Annie knows she has to do something to help. A series of wacky plans ranging from the ridiculous (“sell appendix on eBay”) to the surprising successful (organizing a neighborhood-wide anonymous food donation program) ensue, but through it all Annie and Jason find themselves up against the unwelcome idea that change in their lives is inevitable. One such change is the newly friendly attitude of their elderly neighbor, Mrs. Schuster, who regales them with tales of unlikely pirate treasure buried in their Utah neighborhood. From the hilariously funny opening, where Annie and Jason perform a ritual burial of a smushed PB&J, to the bittersweet, hopeful ending, this winning tale will have you rooting for these two loyal, likable protagonists and their deep friendship.
MGReader More than 1 year ago
This hilarious and sweet story tells the swiftly moving tale of two best friends on a mission to save their frienship from an impending move. Well, Annie is on a mission -- Jason is struggling with the reality of the situation, and clinging to the fun times with his best friend in the face of some pretty grownup problems. I loved this book, especially the way the kids talked to each other and Annie's voice! I like that it didn't sugarcoat everything, or tie up all the solutions in a neat bow. There are tons of laugh out loud moments, and a few which might prompt a tear or two. This is a realistic, fun adventure story starring two best friends you are rooting for from the first page. (I read this book on an ARC tour in exchange for an honest review)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The friendship of the two main characters is so sweet and genuine. I loved following Annie and Jason through the story and watching them face their challenges. There's also a mystery woven throughout and the pacing is great- it certainly kept me turning the pages. The characters are fun and easy to relate to and while it tackles important issues, it's also funny. I love the authors humor and wit. :) Such a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sweet and fun and filled with all the best things of friendship like secret handshakes, wacky rituals, and lots of adventures (both real and imagined). It also addresses tough topics like financial struggles and a friend moving away. It's wholesome in a way that's both timeless and also of the times, a pretty difficult thing to achieve. The relationship between the two main characters, Annie and Jason, is endearing and authentic. Annie is a charming, flawed, determined main character with a smart and spunky voice. I'm sure readers of all ages will be charmed by PB&J!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best friends Annie and Jason are like peanut butter and jelly. But Jason's family has to sell their home. Together, Annie and Jason come up with a bunch of hare-brained schemes to try to save it. Because, what will happen if Jason has to move away? How will things ever be the same? Annie and Jason's friendship was so great. I felt that the spirit of childhood was captured in these pages: play and pretend and adventure. I loved the pirate story old Mrs. Schuster told and the map and the treasure chest. Change is a constant in life but these changes can feel so huge in middle grade. I love how this book explored that. THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY was such a charming read. I highly recommend it!
KidlitFan2016 More than 1 year ago
The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society is an absolutely fun, totally sweet middle grade story about friendship. It's the kind of book that makes you laugh out loud, and it's also the kind of book that makes you root tirelessly for the characters, even when their plans end up in disaster which (spoiler alert) happens at every turn. The main character, Annie, is both the world's greatest optimist and the world's most driven heroine. She remains full of hope and determination no matter how slim her chances, no matter how big the obstacles, and no matter how silly her ideas might seem to others. And now that the stakes are higher than they've ever been (the prospect of losing her BFF Jason), there is no other option besides success! Annie is oh so relatable and oh so ten years old. Middle grade readers will enjoy rooting her on through Plan A, B, C, D, and even E! Highly recommend!