Jack's Talent

Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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“You must be good at something,” said Miss Lucinda. “Everyone has a special talent.”
On the first day of school, Miss Lucinda asks the students to share their special talents. Francesca is a star soccer player, Matthew can catch huge fish with his grandpa, and Candace is an excellent artist. It seems that everyone has something to share. But Jack is worried. He doesn’t have any talent at all . . . or so he thinks.
Acrylic paintings that pop with energy and charm make this story by veteran author and illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler the perfect boost for any child who questions his or her abilities.

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Praise for Jack's Talent

"Warm illustrations of the enthusiastic students help make this a nice choice for those just starting school."Kirkus Reviews

“Children will find piquant details in the pictures when they return to it later on their own.”The Horn Book


"Provide[s] a springboard for discussions."Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Maryann Cocca-Leffler

MARYANN COCCA-LEFFLER has written and/or illustrated over forty books for children, including Isabella’s Above-Ground Pool by Alice Mead. She lives in Amherst, New Hampshire.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler


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Jack's Talent
Maryann Cocca-Leffler


CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Alabama Emphasis on Reading Award Master List, Missouri Show-Me Readers Award Master List


Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2007
ISBN: 9780374336813
ISBN10: 0374336814
Picture Book
9 x 9 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD230L
AR Quiz Number: 88710
AR Book Level: 5.6
AR Points: 9


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