Jim at the Corner

By FARJEON, Eleanor

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ISBN
9781681371641
Publisher
New York Review Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2017  |  Chapter Books

Gr 2–5—First published in 1934, this reissue features eight tall tales of ocean adventure, neatly framed as conversations between a boy named Derry and Jim, the former first mate of the good ship Rocking Horse. Jim's stories are delightfully far-fetched, with whimsical surprises to keep readers guessing. All are prompted by his interactions with young Derry, who meets Jim on the corner as often as he can. When Derry talks about a recent snowfall, Jim launches into ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2017

Every day, old Jim sits on a crate on a London street corner, often regaling the boy Derry with fantastical tales of his youthful seagoing adventures as mate on the good ship Rocking-horse. No one can tell stories like Eleanor Farjeon (The Little Bookroom, rev. 6/56; Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep), and these do not disappoint, whether Jim is swi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2018

Every day, old Jim sits on a crate on a London street corner, often regaling the boy Derry with fantastical tales of his youthful seagoing adventures as mate on the good ship Rocking-horse. No one can tell stories like Eleanor Farjeon (The Little Bookroom, rev. 6/56; Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep), and these do not disappoint, whether Jim is swi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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