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Newbery Honor Winning Author Patricia Reilly Giff Writes A Tender, Timeless Story About A Girl Who Stopped Speaking Long Ago, And How She Finds Her Way Back To Her Voice For Fans Of Listening For Lucca, Fish In A Tree, The Rules, And Mockingbird Judith Lives With Her Beloved Aunt Cora And Her Faithful Dog On A Beautiful Island Years Ago, When Her Mother Left, Judith Stopped Talking Now She Communicates Entirely Through Gestures And Taps, And By Drawing Cartoons, Speaking Only When She S Alone Or With Dog This Year, Judith Faces A Big Change Leaving Her Small, Special Classroom For A Regular Fifth Grade Class She Likes Her New Teacher, And Finds A Maybe Friend In A Boy Named Mason But Jubilee S Wandering Feet Won T Stop Until They Find Her Mother And Now She Discovers That Her Mother Has Moved Back To The Mainland, Nearby If Jubilee Finds Her, Will Her Mother S Love Be What She Needs To Speak Again Judith S Cartoons, Sprinkled Throughout, Add Lightness And Humor

10 thoughts on “Jubilee

  1. says:

    A thoughtful read on what makes a family Judith, also known as Jubilee, is left with her aunt because her mother is too young and too reckless to care for a child Once her mother leaves, Judith no longer speaks The narrative is told by Judith so we hear all of her inner thoughts and her attempts at communicating her feelings to others And as you might guess by the cover, a dog plays a prominent role in Judith s life This is a quick read, but one that is heartfelt.

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    As a fan of Patricia Reilly Giff, she really nailed it again for me with Jubilee s story Jubilee is a young girl who lives with her aunt after her mother abandoned her when she was very young She has become mute since then and only speaks to herself when no one is around Through her drawings she communicates with those around her and along the way makes two new friends This is a story of finding your voice and the power of friendships.

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    Skinny book big ideas This would make a great read aloud lots of good stuff to talk about How do we define family Self acceptance and acceptance of others Beauty in nature Leaning into your talent.My one complaint All throughout the book, it reminded me of Because of Winn Dixie A loner girl Check A dog no one wants Check A unique setting Yup An interesting family dynamic Mmm hmm A new friendship trying to be forged Ahuh A storm at the climax Check and checkI am not opposed to borrowing from others There are no original stories out there But this one seemed heavily lifted I still loved the writing and characters enough to give it four stars, though The writing It s like buttah And the characters I wanted to take them all home For those aware of Beers and Probst s Signposts, there s a great one in here And then I realized what had bothered me last night I d done to Dog what Amber had done to me I d just left him How had I done that We re not fast enough to run away from sorrow We can t appreciate things she hesitated again or peopleunless we know them I remembered something Mr Kaufmann once said to me You ll feel better when you understand yourself.

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    After her mother left her behind with her aunt, Judith Ann Magennis Jubilee stopped talking She uses gestures and drawings to get her point across This year, as a fifth grader, she wonders whether things will go okay at school, rescues a dog that she names Dog, and finds a friend or two at school As she always does, this author has crafted a quiet but moving story that is sure to touch readers hearts and remind them of what really matters in life It takes all kinds of courage to make the world go round, and I m glad that Jubilee realizes that she is just as brave as others in her own way I was touched by Jubilee s story as well as appreciating the support and love she receives from Aunt Cora and Gabriel After all, love blossoms even in the most unlikely of all places Teachers looking for a quick read aloud to share with their students might want to choose this one for its relatable themes and its eloquent writing.

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    This book is just the sweetest I actually was looking for something to listen to besides, you know, AIO , and I decided to try audiobooks I loved them when I was younger, but somehow got away from them as I got older I d forgotten how well middle grade books lend themselves to audio ANYWAY, this book is about Judith Jubilee, a girl with selective mutism since the event of being abandoned by her mother, and how she learns what makes a family, a family Now, when I say that, don t go thinking cliche This one is not as cliche as every other book on the topic, and it doesn t quite end the way one would expect Plus, the supporting cast in this book is OUTSTANDING From her understanding, loving Aunt Cora, to the delightful Gideon, Ms Quirk, faithful Dog, and lovable Mason, these characters weave their way into the reader s heart, and into Judith s, too.

  6. says:

    At the back of the book, there s that line that says for tender stories This is a tender story A quick read about a selectively mute girl trying to find who she is while interacting with the world I love these sorts of stories of community and small islands, it reminds me of Anne of Green Gables and Tove Janson s Summer Book.

  7. says:

    Such a sweet tale for your younger ones A great lesson for all

  8. says:

    Jubilee, by Patricia Reilly Giff, is a great story for lower level middle school students Though Jubilee has not spoken sense her mother left her, she has still enjoyed long days at Ivy Cottage, swimming in the pond, and feeling so much love from her aunt who has taken her in However, it gets to be to much for her when a girl from school bullies her She then sets out and is determined to find her mother Jubilee makes friends along the way, including a dog which she didn t realize she needed so badly This book has a great story line, however I believe Giff could have put detail into the story and characters.

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    Jubilee is a beautiful fiction story This character goes through her emotional journey of choosing to be mute and communicate with others though comic strips which are part of the book, adding humor throughout it This book caters to intermediate or middle grades 3rd 7th I would suggest this book to students who could relate to her loss of someone close to them Fluency and comprehension would be the areas of practice with this story It s a great one to follow, causing the reader to wonder if she will ever start talking or if you mom will come back.

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    Title JubileeAuthor Patricia Reilly GiffLexile Level 540LPages 149Recommendations Comments Judith is a fifth grader who has lived with her Aunt Cora on an island off the coast of Maine since Amber, her young mother, left her there when she was a toddler Since that time, Judith has suffered from selective mutism, speaking only to the mirror and only when she is alone Judith has always been in a special education class, but is now being mainstreamed, and is very worried about how the other students will treat her one of her classmates is a former friend who long ago decided that Judith was weird, and recently told her, Nobody wants you Another classmate apparently threw a ball at Judith s head on the first day of school.But all is not lost The island is a beautiful place with lots of opportunities for exploration, Aunt Cora and Cora s boyfriend Gideon adore Judith, and she s just gotten a dog Her new teacher seems very kind and understanding, and that ball throwing boy, Mason, might be nice after all Still, throughout the book, Judith s attitude is tainted by her habit of feeling sorry for herself because of her abandonment, and her tendency to romanticize her missing mother Her belief that Amber s return would solve all her problems makes Judith blind to the good things she has in her life.Judith has an opportunity to test her romantic notions of her mother when she learns that Amber has returned and is living on the mainland coast, a mere ferry ride away Her response to that news sets off a series of events that shows Judith what she, and her community on the island, are really made of Four out of five starsReviewed By Mary Donovan