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Jessie's Island
New edition
By (author): Sheryl McFarlane Illustrated by: Sheena Lott
Sheryl McFarlane ,

Illustrated by :

Sheena Lott


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book, Flaps
Paperback , Picture book, Flaps


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
May 01, 2015
$10.95 CAD


8.25in x 9 x 0.13 in | 160 gr

Page Count:

32 pages


full color images
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment
Vancouver Island
jC813/.54 20
  • Short Description
A lyrical celebration of island life.
You must be awfully bored living on an island in the middle of nowhere, writes Jessie's cousin from the city.

With a long list of activities and events to attend, cousin Thomas paints a picture of city life that makes Jessie’s world seem a little dull in comparison. When her mother suggests they invite Thomas to visit their island, Jessie wonders glumly what she could possibly write in her letter that would sound as exciting as zoos, planetariums or video arcades.

But as Jessie looks out over her island home, she sees a world of endless variety, from killer whales in the strait and bald eagles soaring overhead to anemones in tide pools and tiny hermit crabs on the shore. She thinks of countless days spent exploring, fishing, swimming and canoeing.

This reissue of Jessie’s Island, which was originally published over twenty years ago, will introduce a whole new generation of children to the joy of unstructured play and the pleasures to be found in the natural world.

Sheryl McFarlane is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books for young readers. A former teacher, Sheryl loves bike riding, beachcombing and discovering new books for her grandchildren. She lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, where she keeps a little free library stocked with books for her friends and neighbors. For more information, visit www.sherylmcfarlane.ca.

Sheena Lott has illustrated several children's books. She also exhibits her paintings across North America and her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the world. Sheena works from her home studio in Sidney on Vancouver Island BC. For more information, visit www.sheenalott.com.

"The realistic depiction of life on the island off the west coast conveys the wonder and beauty of nature...Although fashion trends have changed since the original 1992 release, nature never goes out of style, making this an appropriate and lovely addition." - School Library Journal

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