Jack is funny, an inventor, tells great jokes, and someone you want to know.
… the skill (is) in Gervay’s storytelling: to encapsulate the realism of a young boy’s life, yet still deal with big issues such as cancer, death, divorce, grandparents, sibling rivalry, friendships, refugees and the Vietnam War. EXTRA SUN HERALD
‘I Am Jack celebrates kids. Unique, valuable kids who deserve the right to take pride in their own special qualities. Bullying takes this right away from them.
In the context of family and school life, I Am Jack sensitively explores how bullying attacks the very basis of a child’s self esteem. Bullying isolates and victimises children. I Am Jack shows them that they are not alone and that they can win against bullying.
I Am Jack is children’s literature at its most effective. Beautifully written, revealing the quirkiness of kids, it is funny, loving, moving. It gives adults and children a remarkable understanding into an area that challenges children’s belief in themselves.
This is a book children should read because kids are unique.
Life Education Australia