Jacob's Little Giant

Jacob's Little Giant

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Things never seem to go right for Jacob. He's the youngest in his family, so everyone treats him like a baby. And at school, he's the smallest kid in his class, the one who never gets picked for the baseball team. Sometimes he wonders if he'll ever be able to hit a home run or help with the grown-up chores around the farm. But then Jacob's father gets involved in an exciting experiment: raising giant Canada geese to help save them from extinction. And it's Jacob's job to take care of them, feeding them and protecting them from predators, even chasing away hunters.

Most of all, Jacob worries about the smallest, frailest gosling. Will it grow like the others? Will it have the strength to fly south when the other birds migrate in fall? Only time —and Jacob's watchful care—will tell.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 87 pages
  • 139.7 x 190.5 x 5.08mm | 113.4g
  • Canada
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0143168584
  • 9780143168584

About Barbara Smucker

Barbara Smucker was one of Canada’s best-known and best-loved authors of fiction for children and young adults. Throughout her career, she was profoundly affected by civil rights issues, which informed works such as Days of Terror , White Mist , and Underground to Canada . She won multiple awards for her work, including the Vicky Metcalf Award, the Canada Council Children’s Literature Prize, and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. She passed away in 2003.
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13 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 54% (7)
4 23% (3)
3 8% (1)
2 15% (2)
1 0% (0)
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