Jamaica was friends with everyone in school - except for Russell. No wonder: Russell was a mean brat. When they had art class, Russell borrowed her markers and spoiled her picture. At recess, he threw sand and chased little kids. Jamaica certainly wasn't sorry to learn that Russell was going to move away. She didn't even want to make a card for him, the way the others in her class were doing. But then something happened to change her mind . . .
About the Author
Juanita Havill is the author of many picture books including several stories about Jamaica. She and her husband have two grown children.
Anne Sibley O'Brien has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including the Jamaica stories. She has two grown children and lives with her husband and cat in Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jamaica's Blue Marker based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A wonderful example of how someones opinion about a person can change was they realize why that person acts the way they do. Jamaica's Blue Marker is a great teaching tool for showing an example of character change. Juanita Havill's Jamaica series books consistently have an author's message that is understandable to a young reader.
I brought this book for my 5 year old daughter and she really enjoyed this book. We both could relate to the situation of both characters so well. Just perfect all around! I plan to buy another book from this author.