Like Jake and Me

by Mavis Jukes and Lloyd Bloom

Economy of language, careful shaping of humor and delicate management of symbols... read more

Economy of language, careful shaping of humor and delicate management of symbols characterize Mavis Jukes' crafting of an entertaining story of the growth and ripening of a child's relationship with his stepfather, a former cowboy. A hunt for a wolf spider and the parallel search for commonality by a boy who loves to dance and a man who's just learning the steps of fatherhood are illustrated by luminously colored paintings in a regionalist style. One of two winners in the 1984 CCBC Caldecott Discussion and the Honor Book in the 1984 CCBC Newbery Discussion. (Ages 3-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1984

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