Jessie's Island

  • Illustrated By: Sheena Lott
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:West Coast, island, play, nature, ocean
  • Available:05/01/2015
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • Lexile:860L
  • ATOS:4.2
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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 Jessie's 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.

"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 (SLJ)

“This Canadian classic is a celebration of nature and the wonders of living on a small island on the West Coast…Beautifully illustrated by Sheena Lott, Jessie’s Island makes a wonderful springboard into a study of island ecosystems and the creatures that live there.”

– Canadian Teacher Magazine