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by Kean Soo

  Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience  |  1st ed

I <3 Jellaby   (2008-11-24)

Very Good

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by tiamatq

Portia doesn't fit in at school - she reads above everyone else's level, she can't make friends, and she has trouble keeping her mind on class.  Portia, more than anything, is lonely.  And then she finds Jellaby, a purple dragon creature with a sense of humor and a brave streak.  She has problems keeping Jellaby a secret - Jason, Portia's classmate and carrot-lover, quickly discovers him.  Both Jason and Portia work to find out where Jellaby came from and how to get him home, all the while hinting that there may be a connection between Jellaby and Portia's missing father.I thought this was a terrific book, but I wanted more more more!  I've heard that Kean Soo has said one of the inspirations was Calvin and Hobbes, and I did think a lot of the strip while I was reading it, but I spent a lot of time thinking of Susie rather than Calvin.  I can't wait until the next book comes out, because this felt a little short.

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