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A Taste of Blackberries

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Publisher Comments:

When a best friend

goes away

Jamie is special, full of surprises, unpredictable. He can get into trouble, and then out of it. He courts danger, and always escapes. And he has an answer for every impossible question.

But when something sudden and terrible happens to Jamie, his best friend has to face the tragedy alone. Now there are questions that not even Jamie could have answered. How could Jamie be alive one minute, and the next, gone forever? How can some things, like flowers or playing games in the sun or the taste of the blackberries Jamie loved, go on without him'and still be so full of joy and pleasure?

Notable Children's Books of 1971?1975 (ALA)

1974 Georgia Children's Book Award

Synopsis:

What do you do without
your best friend?

Jamie isn't afraid of anything. Always ready to get into trouble, then right back out of it, he's a fun and exasperating best friend.

But when something terrible happens to Jamie, his best friend has to face the tragedy alone. Without Jamie, there are so many impossible questions to answer — how can your best friend be gone forever? How can some things, like playing games in the sun or the taste of the blackberries that Jamie loved, go on without him?

About the Author

Doris Buchanan Smith is mother to five school-age children, four of her own and one for whom she and her husband are permanent guardians. The Smiths have also been parents to more than twenty-two foster children. Her experiences have given her exceptional insight into the problems of being young as well as those of growing up. Now that her children are in school Mrs. Smith spends a minimum of three hours a day writing. She also likes animals and the woods, and is interested in nature and conservation. A Taste Of Blackberries is her first book.

Mike Wimmer is the illustrator of a number of highly acclaimed picture books, including All the Places to Love, written by Patricia MacLachlan, and Train Song, written by Diane Siebert. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064402385
ill.:
Wimmer, Mike
Author:
Wimmer, Mike
Author:
Smith, Doris Buchanan
Author:
Wimmer, Michael
Author:
by Doris Buchanan Smith and Michael Wimmer
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Death -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 812
Publication Date:
August 1988
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.70x5.20x.26 in. .15 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

What do you do without
your best friend?

Jamie isn't afraid of anything. Always ready to get into trouble, then right back out of it, he's a fun and exasperating best friend.

But when something terrible happens to Jamie, his best friend has to face the tragedy alone. Without Jamie, there are so many impossible questions to answer — how can your best friend be gone forever? How can some things, like playing games in the sun or the taste of the blackberries that Jamie loved, go on without him?

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