Jack at the Helm

From the Series The Berenson Schemes

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

Jack’s parents have bought a farmhouse in Nepal. It’ll be the site of a new religion―their latest get-rich-quick scheme. Sure, the Berensons don’t know quite how to get to the place. But once they arrive, their plan is sure to work.

When the Berenson family’s travels leave Jack lost in the wilderness of Nepal, a patched-up old raft is the only way to track down his mom and dad. At least this time, Jack has company. He’s riding with Harry from Connecticut, a traveling dude who has been trying to find himself―and who also wound up stranded.

As Jack and Harry ride down a winding river, they’ll have to watch out for rocks, rapids, and even crocodiles!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46776-189-5
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 152
Publication Date 2015-01-01
BISACS JUV013000, JUV019000, JUV044000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 670
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 170539
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

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 →