Stuff Happens: Jack

Tony Wilson

Stuff Happens: Jack
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Stuff Happens: Jack

Tony Wilson

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Ned it happened with a new teacher. For Sean it happened starting at a new school. For Michael it happened when he thought he was disappointing his parents. For Jack it happened when a game at recess went wrong.

Review

I will be honest – I did not expect to enjoy Jack as much as I did! Books about (and aimed at) primary-school boys with lots of sporting activities and playground roughhousing are not generally my cup of tea. But Jack, beautifully written by Tony Wilson, is just such a lovely character to spend time with.

Each book in the Stuff Happens series is told from the perspective of a different character and Jack is an easy, gentle companion. He instantly draws you into his world and within the first couple of pages I cared deeply about Jack’s life and problems. The book is very easy to relate to and I think that it really encourages engaged reading and emotional literacy amongst younger readers as it deals with the relationships between the boys in a way that is, unfortunately, uncommon in junior fiction.

It’s perfect for readers aged 7 and up to read independently.

Isobel Moore is the Children’s Book Buyer at Readings St Kilda.

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