The Day of the Jackdaw

by Jo Simmons

On Sale: 08/20/2024

The Day of the Jackdaw

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The Day of the Jackdaw

by Jo Simmons

illustrated by Lee Cosgrove

On Sale: 08/20/2024


About the Book

Village newcomer Alex must vanquish a vicious feathered foe to finally feel at home in this madcap caper from comedy genius and bestselling author Jo Simmons.

Alex is not happy that his family are moving to the village of Noggings. He’s even less happy when he discovers that Noggings is under siege from Graham, a vicious jackdaw that has been terrorising the locals, dive-bombing kids in the school playground and targeting dog walkers and picnickers. As he tries to settle in to his new home, can Alex find a way to dodge the flapping fiend and learn what’s really behind these angry avian attacks?

Critical Praise

"A fantastically funny, warm-hearted and empathetic adventure about overcoming fears, belonging and acceptance … a deliciously delightful tale of mischief and mayhem, flying high with heart and humour." – Book Craic

"This book was non-stop fun. The giggle a minute variety where the author hooks you in right from the first page and you are taken on a hilarious ride of a madcap adventure in this silly story. And yet even with all the comedy, there are some important messages in this book about loneliness, true friendship, being empathetic and lots of praise for the cleverness of jackdaws." – An Eaton Readit

“A great read to help children see that sometimes they need to give a change in situation time, or look at things differently because the cause of their worries is not as big or important as they first thought it was." – Mrs Sydney's Famous World's Smallest Library, blog

"Alex may get his red cape from Mrs Flummery, but in actual fact he does have a superpower – kindness. By extending friendship (and spaghetti hoops), reserving judgment and giving Graham a chance like the one he was given by his new friend Callie, Alex shows the rest of the village a better way to behave." – Bentley Heath Primary School Book Club


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781800902879
  • ISBN 10: 1800902875
  • Imprint: Barrington Stoke
  • On Sale: 08/20/2024
  • Pages: 80
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / General

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