The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

eBook - 2003
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For young Jack, life is tough at the Opportunities School for Orphans. But Jack is good at staying out of trouble. He has skipped over trouble, danced around trouble, slid under trouble, melted away from trouble, talked his way out of trouble and slipped between two close troubles like a cat through a picket fence. When Jack turns twelve, he is given the biggest opportunity of all, but suddenly his life is nothing but trouble. Still, he is a clever and resilient boy, and eventually he makes his way into the big world. Jack is rich in ideas, and soon he finds there is a place for an enterprising boy who has whims, concepts, plans, opinions, impressions, notions and fancies to spare. In the tradition of Natalie Babbitt, Sarah Ellis brings her quirky sense of humor and imagination to bear in this witty, warm fable. Bruno St-Aubin's evocative black-and-white illustrations capture perfectly the dreadful Schoolmaster Bane, the crowlike accountant Mr. Ledger, Lou the skinny bun merchant, and Christabel, the miller's little daughter.
Publisher: [United States] :, Groundwood Books :, 2003.
ISBN: 9781554982691
1554982693
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
data file, rda
Additional Contributors: St-Aubin, Bruno - Illustrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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Dec 07, 2014

Quick and easy read , quite good but not outstanding.

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smallonion thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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