Jack’s a kid – your best mate – you
just know him and cheer for him even when he’s making fungus in one of his
experiments or taking photos of waddly Nanna without her teeth or telling one
of his jokes. He’s a great comedian. He plays soccer, but he’s into footy too,
surfing and sport. Einstein’s his hero.
But underlying the jokes and all things JACK, is that deep heart kids have.
He’d put his life down for his family and his mates and certainly Anna. He’s
the man of the house, but wants to know who his father is. He’s the kid who was
bullied like many kids, survived with the support of family and friends and
became the Jack who stands beside others. He stands beside his Mum when she
faces breast cancer. He stands beside Christopher when he’s attacked for being
He even stands beside his sister Samantha, when she’s irritating
him with yet another dog project. Jack’s a winner. We
all feel like winners too.
The 4th and final book in the 4 book stand-alone but conencted I AM JACK books. Jack stand up for others and knows who he is now.
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Gervay deal with so many issues in relatively short children's books? The
answer is that she treads lightly. Jack is Gervay's vehicle for spreading words
of wisdom but at no time does she preach. Eternally, Jack and his story remain
wholly believable. Readers will not only empathise with Jack but love his
sensitive introspection and his wisecracks designed to alternately entertain
and annoy his family. " Sun Herald Review
Susanne Gervay & Illustrated by Cathy Wilcox
fourth and concluding book about Jack -an ordinary boy who does extraordinary
things. Jack is in Year 6 now and still loves his photography, surfing, and
crazy family. Things are going well for
particularly at school where he isn't bullied any more. But he notices that his
best friend Christopher is being taunted and is starting to miss school and
hiding out and avoiding everyone. And when a football match turns ugly and Jack
and Christopher witness some unfair dirty play,
that, again, the bullying has to stop.
growing up and in this final instalment he is celebrating his 13thbirthday. Although Jack isn’t being bullied
anymore, it doesn’t mean that life is peaceful! Instead, this time Jack has to
help his friend Christopher overcome bullying.
finds and visits his Dad, even though they have had no contact for years. And
to top it off, he kisses his best friend, Anna. But mostly he is just living
his everyday life and ‘Being Jack’.
It is a
great independent story, but would be best appreciated by those that have read
books in the series.
Gervay has a way of making something special out of everyday situations.