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Jack the Castaway

Written by Lisa Doan & illustrated by Ivica Stevanovic
Published by Lerner Publishing
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Jan 1, 2014
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Jack’s parents have been chased out of Tokyo, gone broke in Greece, and hosted Nairobi’s least successful safari. Next they’re taking Jack to the Caribbean, whether Jack wants to go or not. The Berensons have devised their latest get-rich-quick scheme - a new sport called ‘drift-snorkeling.’ With these experienced world travelers at the helm, what could go wrong?

Jack’s used to staying indoors and not taking chances. When his parents take him out on the water, he ends up shipwrecked. Now Jack has to survive on a tropical island…and avoid a whale shark that’s cruising along his beach.

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Who Wrote Jack the Castaway

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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 the Castaway

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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:
9781467710763
Publication Date:
January 1, 2014
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013011000
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1467710768
Lexile® Level:
620L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.5
Accelerated Reader® Points:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
164139
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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