Monday, June 23, 2014

Book Review: Jackie by John Tammela

Jackie is a story about the childhood of John Tammela. It takes place in the 1930’s and 1940’s in Canada. 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 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

Disclosure of material connection: I received a free copy of this book from Bostick Communications / John Tammela in exchange for a review. 


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