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Those Sevy Blues

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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Royal Fireworks Pr
Publication date December 1, 2001
Pages 91
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780880924221
ISBN-10 0880924225
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Apply Direct
Original list price $9.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Jake, a deaf seventh-grade student, must prove himself up to the challenges of junior high, including operating the band saw in shop class, actually dancing at a school dance, and curbing his naturally mischievious nature. description: Product Description: Jake returns in the awaited sequel to JAKE'S THE NAME: SIXTH GRADE'S THE GAME.

He's in seventh grade now, and just as humorous and feisty, loaded with self-esteem and ready to share his experiences of being mainstreamed. The compassionate, strong and irascible interpreter, Mrs. Birge, returns, too. Seventh grade in Jackson Junior High School offers challenges, harrowing experiences and delicately wrought humorous insights as to what is like to be deaf and normal in a "hearing" world. The story starts with Day One and the dreaded "book dump," and includes episodes in the boys' locker room (changing into sports uniform en masse for the first time), basketball, Personal and Family Life Science (A.K.A. Home Eco./ cooking), football (tackling practice), the "Fall Fling" (school dance), Industrial Technology and a bloody accident, Shakespeare in English class and studying for vocabulary/spelling tests, World Geography and foods to taste before they are identified, and Cross country Skiing. Jake also becomes introspective about his ISS (In School Suspension), and his possible jealousy about the new deaf kid in class, Jon, who is so good in sports and who might offer him competition for Mrs. Birge and elsewhere. Jake's narrative ends on the last day of school, his last day of being a sevy. The class is at the Wide World Amusement Park, land of heart-stopping thrills.

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9780880924221 | details & prices | 91 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.25 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Jake was on top of the game in sixth grade, but seventh grade is a different story.

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