Lazy Jack by Vivian French

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A humorous tale in the tradition of "Clever Hans" finds Lazy Jack searching for a job and making ridiculous mistakes as he applies the advice his mother gives him on previous days to the very contradictory objects of the present.
 

About Vivian French

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Vivian French began her writing career after many years of acting and storytelling. Writing across genres and age groups, she has published dozens of highly acclaimed books for children, including the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series. Vivian French lives in Scotland. Russell Ayto had a varied career before turning his attention to children's book illustration. He worked as both a postman and a scientific officer. He has illustrated numerous books for children including 'The Witch's Children and the Queen', winner of the Smarties Gold Award, 2003, and 'The Witch's Children Go to School' which won The Funniest Book for Children Aged 6 and Under, a category of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, 2008. He lives in Cornwall with his wife and two young children.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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French (Under the Moon, 1994, etc.) has come up with a different--and nicely appropriate--ending for a story widely available in collections and single editions, and Ayto's squiggly illustrations, which feature Jack sleepwalking his way through task after task, capture the silly, physical humor p...

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French (Under the Moon, 1994, etc.) has come up with a differentand nicely appropriateending for a story widely available in collections and single editions, and Ayto's squiggly illustrations, which feature Jack sleepwalking his way through task after task, capture the silly, physical humor perfe...

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With such good humor permeating both text and art, this tale suddenly seems worth retelling, said PW. Ages 4-up. (June)

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""With such good humor permeating both text and art, this tale suddenly seems worth retelling,"" said PW.

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