Jack and the Wild Life

From the Series The Berenson Schemes

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

After a wild plan by his parents left Jack stranded in the Caribbean, the Berenson family decided to lay out some rules. Jack’s mom and dad agreed they wouldn’t take so many risks. Jack agreed he’d try to live life without worrying quite so much. Then Jack’s parents thought up another get-rich-quick scheme.

Now the family’s driving around Kenya. An animal attack is about to send Jack up a tree―alone, with limited supplies. As Jack attempts to outsmart a ferocious honey badger and keep away from an angry elephant, he’ll have plenty of time to wonder if the Berenson Family Decision-Making Rules did enough to keep him out of trouble.

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978-1-46771-077-0
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978-1-46772-476-0
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978-1-46774-643-4
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JUV013000, JUV019000, JUV044000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166252
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Over-the-top situations stitched together by hilarious chapter titles and exaggerated black-and-white illustrations keep the pages turning for young adventurers. Mayhem, adventure and unexpected situations will leave readers wanting more from Jack.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“This adventure-filled series fills a gap between shorter chapter books and longer middle grade fiction.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Ivica Stevanovic

Ivica Stevanovic has illustrated numerous picture books, as well as book covers and graphic novels. He lives in Veternik, Serbia, with his wife, who is also a children's illustrator, and their daughter.

Author: Lisa Doan

Lisa Doan received a master's degree in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a professional vagabond, she has traveled extensively through Africa and Asia and lived on a Caribbean island for eight years. Her variety of professions have included Master Scuba Diving Instructor, New York City headhunter, Owner/Chef of a Chinese restaurant, television show Set Medic and Deputy Prothonotary of a county court. She wrote her first book during a Caribbean slow season while waiting for restaurant customers. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with a Great Dane who stares her down for biscuits.

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The Berenson Schemes

Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood. But he keeps getting caught up in his globe-trotting parents’ get-rich-quick schemes. Throughout the humorous, adventure-driven series, Jack has to survive a smorgasbord of international… View available downloads →