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Publication Date: 2010
When family reunion day arrives, Jackson, a lonely ten-and-a-half-year-old boy, is loathe to share his room with Great Aunt Harriet. She's a hundred and twelve years old, talks unintelligibly out of her toothless mouth, and has very, very, very big hair. But when he falls into her piles of hair during the night, Jackson encounters a world he'd never dreamed existed. In this magical fantasy complemented by zany illustrations, Jackson meets a host of extraordinary characters and finds that his life, far from being average and uneventful, is being written by the great Author, in whom all stories find their meaning.
This juvenile novel flows easily and has characters that are easy for kids to relate to. Kelly sometimes uses words younger readers may not understand, but she always follows the words with humorous definitions so that kids will not become confused. The plot has numerous unpredictable twists and Kelly's sense of humor adds to this sense of unpredictability.
Kids reading this story will learn the truth of Psalm 139:14"I am fearfully and wonderfully made." They will also learn that God has a story He has written just for them in which they are the heroes and heroines. Jackson Jones is appropriate for children in upper elementary school and junior high, but if parents choose to read it to their children, they, too, will find themselves enjoying it. Ruth Anne Burrell, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com