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Just Jake

by Marcionette, Jake,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
Available (10)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv MARCIONETTE Jake
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  juv MARCIONETTE Jake
 
 
Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV Marcionette Just Jake # 1
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JUV Marcionette Just Jake # 1
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Fiction J MAR
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J MAR
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Children Fiction J MAR
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J MAR
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j FIC MAR
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  j FIC MAR
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF MARCIONETTE
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JF MARCIONETTE
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j MARCIONETTE Jake
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j MARCIONETTE Jake
 
 
Robinson Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC MARCIONE
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC MARCIONE
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F MAR
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J F MAR
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG MARCIONETTE
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Middle Grade
 
Call Number  MG MARCIONETTE
 
 
Summary

JUST JAKE  introduces readers to sixth-grader Jake, whose life is turned upside down when his family moves from Florida to Maryland, where Jake must adapt to a new school. Jake has always ranked the kids at school in his hand-made, humorous “Kid Cards," and when he arrives at his new school, Jake starts building a new collection, befriending as many people as he can while staying under the radar from the school bully.  But what happens when the school bully decides Jake's next in line for annihilation and his Kid Cards get into the wrong hands?!!  JUST JAKE  is a genuine—and as Jake himself would say, AWESOME!—world of school, family, friends, and teachers; it's the product of a writer talented well beyond his years.
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Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sixth-grader Jake Mathews is a big believer in his own "awesomeness," something that gets put to the test when his family moves from Florida to Maryland, sending Jake to the bottom of the social totem pole. Jake's supremely self-confident narration switches between humorous bluster, observations of sixth-grade life, and sibling give-and-take (Jake's older sister is a force to be reckoned with). Cut-out photos with captions and doodles, faux crinkled/stained papers, and cartoon illustrations create the sense that readers are peering into Jake's battered and heavily decorated journal. In this first book from teenage author Marcionette (who began writing it at age 12), Jake applies his "Rules for Awesomeness" to his new home and keeps track of everyone in school with "Kid Cards" ("Think baseball cards, but the team is your school and the players are your teammates"). The narration leans heavily on pop culture references and slang (honey badger, broseph, "slow your roll") that are unlikely to age well, but Jake's youthful exuberance shines through and keeps the story speeding ahead. Ages 8-12. Author's agent: Dan Lazar, Writers House. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Bullies -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Biographical fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :2014
Contributors Rivas, Victor, illustrator.
Language English
Description 155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780448466927 (hardcover)
0448466929 (hardcover)
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