Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week

Caroline Adderson
Ben Clanton

At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned. His Show and Tell falls flat. A new baby at his friend Ori's house steals his spotlight. And worst of all, the new baby has only-child Jasper wondering if his own family is too small. When Jasper decides to build himself a brother (named Earl) out of wood, Earl's schoolyard shenanigans send Jasper to the principal's office! But with a little help from family and friends, things turn around for Jasper. And by the time Friday arrives, he is once again sure that he has what it takes to be a star.

Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week is the first in a series of chapter books featuring a charismatic and funny central character. An only child with active, loving parents (and a most impressive lint collection), Jasper John Dooley is a true original.

978-1-77138-119-2 | Apr 1, 2014
List Price: USD $7.99, CAD $8.99
BW 128 pages
Grades: 2 To 5 / Ages: 7 to 10
978-1-55453-989-5 | Jan 29, 2014
List Price: USD $7.99, CAD $7.99

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Awards & Reviews

“Readers will identify with many of Jasper's comical, age-appropriate issues as he navigates the sometimes confusing complications of early primary school.”
— Kirkus Reviews, January 2012
“... a work of genius ... it has a playful sparkle that makes it truly exceptional.”
— The Toronto Star, March 2012
“This well-written, funny, and engaging story is a promising start to a new chapter-book series ...”
— Booklist, March 2012
“This first title in a transitional chapter book series introduces an enthusiastic boy full of creativity and everyday concerns.”
— School Library Journal, March 2012
2015 - Best Bets Junior Fiction (Series), Ontario Library Association, Commended
2013 - Hackmatack's Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2013 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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