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Jack and the Wild Life

Written by Lisa Doan & illustrated by Ivica Stevanovic
Published by Lerner Publishing
Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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Aug 1, 2014
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9-12
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After a wild plan by his parents left Jack stranded in the Caribbean, the Berenson family decided to lay out some rules. Jack’s mom and dad agreed they wouldn’t take so many risks. Jack agreed he’d try to live life without worrying quite so much. Then Jack’s parents thought up another get-rich-quick scheme.

Now the family’s driving around Kenya. An animal attack is about to send Jack up a tree—alone, with limited supplies. As Jack attempts to outsmart a ferocious honey badger and keep away from an angry elephant, he’ll have plenty of time to wonder if the Berenson Family Decision-Making Rules did enough to keep him out of trouble.

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Who Wrote Jack and the Wild Life

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Lisa Doan

Lisa Doan holds a master’s degree in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, sits on the board of the Brandywine Valley Writers Group and is an IPPY gold winner for juvenile fiction.

Lisa is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland, has traveled throughout Africa, Asia and Central America, and lived on a Caribbean island. She has backpacked alone from Morocco to Kenya and her top tip on crossing the Sahara Desert is: TURN BACK - YOU HAVE MADE A LARGE MISTAKE.

Lisa’s jobs have included Master Scuba Diving Instructor, wall street headhunter, owner/chef of a restaurant, Set Medic for a reality T.V. show, Deputy Prothonotary of a county court and author of middle grade novels.

The author’s dream is to hit oil in the backyard, win the lottery or otherwise stumble upon a pile of money. Finding herself suddenly rich, she would buy a series of tiny apartments in far-flung foreign destinations and roam between them.

She has yet to win even two dollars in a lottery. So…hopefully the whole hitting oil in the backyard idea works out. (Though this will require a lot of luck as she currently lives in an apartment building in West Chester, PA.)

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Who Illustrated Jack and the Wild Life

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Ivica Stevanovic

<p><strong>Ivica Stevanovic</strong> has illustrated numerous picture books, as well as book covers and graphic novels. He lives in Veternik, Serbia, with his wife, who is also a children’s illustrator, and their daughter.</p>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781467710770
Publication Date:
August 1, 2014
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013023167
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1467710776
Lexile® Level:
710L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
166252
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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