Jackie is a story about the childhood of John Tammela. It takes place in the 1930’s and 1940’s in
. Jackie has sort of a large
family. Readers will learn about what his life was like at home, school, and
with friends, and what was going on with the Canada British
Commonwealth during some of those times. They will even travel
with him through medical and dental situations, meeting new people, and a time
when his family needed to move on. Differences and similarities between those
times and current times can also be compared. There is a one page
discussion/question guide at the back of the book, also.
I liked learning about the differences in school from the days described in Jackie’s story, in comparison to when I went to grade school. It was interesting to see what children did for adventure during those days too. And people seemed to act differently; especially within the professions that Jackie needed help from. The maps and pictures that were included at the beginning of the chapters helped the story come more alive to me also. This book seems like it would be great for helping students to learn what times were like for children around their age during the 1930’s and 1940’s.
My review = 5 out of 5 stars