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- DescriptionReveals the impact of witnessing violence even as it affirms the lumius power of love. Jamie's mother is there to catch the baby -this time. She does what she must to keep her family out of harm's way, but still the shock waves of Van's act reverberate through their lives. What Jamie Saw is a moving, visceral dramatization of violence in the home, told t from the point of view of a victim, but as witnessed by a nine-year-old boy. The impact of observed violence perpetrated against loved ones is profound and destructive, and altogether too common. Drawing on his mother's desperate strength, his own determination, and help from an unexpected friend, Jamie confronts his fear and anxiety - learning, adapting, and triumphing. HONORS Emphasis on Reading (Children's Choice) Award -State of Alabama Newbery Medal Hor Book National Book Award Finalist ALA Notable Children's Books Editors' Choice -Booklist Blue Ribbon Book -BCCB A Few Good Books -Book Links Children's Books of Distinction -Hungry Mind Review Children's Books -100 titles for Reading and Sharing -New York Public Library REVIEWS Coman admirably overcomes the technical difficulties she has set for herself in beginning her vel with such an intense scene, and her conclusion, with Van deflated by the unified front Jamie and his mother present, satisfies and feels truthful. Jamie, with his acute observations and ability to completely immerse himself in the moment, is a memorable character children will recognize as being just like them. -Booklist In effect, Coman speaks for her hero with the intuitive understanding and empathy of a mother. The subjective impressions that she records are unmistakably those of a young boy, and Jamie's subjectivity becomes increasingly convincing; the cumulative effect is mesmerizing. Reading this short vella, readers will find themselves quickly slipping into a mode of thought analogous to the protagonist's. It's a profound characterization and a remarkable achievement in a book about ordinary people trying to put their lives in order. -Kirkus Reviews Coman puts us at the heart of a crisis. The setting, sparely and precisely evoked, is a gray Vermont December, and Coman is nervy eugh to place the climax on Christmas Eve[.] -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Grounded in Jamie's perspective, Carolyn Coman writes a vel about the tension of living in fear, and the courage of breaking free. -CCBC Choices (University of Wisconsin) The powerful story probes with painful insistence at the insidious nature of fear and its consequences. -Horn Book Guide From the gripping opening until the very last page, readers share the real fear, anger, and anguish that haunt Jamie and his mother. Their ability to face their fears and thus begin to reconstruct their lives brings this short, but powerful story to closure. -Children's Literature
- Author(s)Carolyn Coman
- Date of Publication15/03/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight145 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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