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Volume VI Number 16 . . . . April 14, 2000
Jillian said, "What a tough situation.Phoebe Gilman, a Vicky Metcalf Award winner, has written a series of "Jillian Jiggs" books, loved by many children who will enjoy this new adventure. The illustrations on every page are vibrant and humorous showing Jillian's solution to the problem of a birthday gift for her sister Rebecca. She produces a play! The story is written in verse with a rollicking rhythm. Jillian's friends are given roles and costumes thanks to Jillian's ingenuity and her ability to overcome every obstacle. As a bonus, the play itself, "The Chicken Princess," is included at the end of the book. On reading it over, I felt it would be a little too difficult for readers of the first part of the book, and adult help would definitely be required. But perhaps I am under estimating the ability of Jillian Jiggs' fans.
Joan Payzant is a former teacher-librarian of Dartmouth, N.S.
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