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Meet Becca - newly adopted and not sure if she'll be allowed to stay. Even though she tries so hard to be good, she can't stop the tears, fights and mashed-up cup cakes. Then there's Oscar, the tortoiseshell cat who seems to know how to knit and the books that throw themselves half way across the living room. How can she make sense of it all? One hundred thousand Jumpers is a moving tale of the unforeseen insecurities and problems inherent in adoption. A realistic but uplifting story for children and their parents, One Hundred Thousand Jumpers shows how Becca gets through the hard times and starts to learn to trust her forever family. Rachel Braverman is an adoptive parent herself. She is passionate about the power of fiction to tell emotional truths and has used her own experience to inform Becca's journey.
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21 September 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
We read this book as a forever family ourselves for an evening story. It is realistic and entertaining. We found it described being a new family very well. Well done, write some more please.
18 April 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
My daughter is just beginning to read chapter books on her own. She has a couple of friends who are adopted and I thought she might like to learn and think more about the subject. I left this book lying around without saying anything to her about it, and the next thing I knew she had read the whole book and wanted to discuss it.
23 May 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
A beautifully written story which clearly demonstrates the common theme of attachment and loss for children who are not living with their birth families. The protagonist of the story is a child who is adopted but this could easily translate for those children in long-term foster care. As a social worker, this can easily be utilised as a tool for direct work with both children and carers alike. It is particularly useful to describe the child's internal world and thought process around potential loss. The story makes an abstract 'feeling' into a more clear and physical process which can be used to help a child recognise and connect with their own experience.
6 July 2017
My 7 year old daughter has ADHD and often loses interest in what she's reading however this story was perfect for her, it grabbed her attention and she could relate to the story as she has friends in a similar situation.. she was delighted to hear that other child worry and said it made her feel less lonely and she now thinks it's ok to have doubts and worries and can express them better.. she is looking forward to ideally reading more about Rebecca.
Here's a story that understands on the inside what it's like to be an adopted child - such as Becca ...17 January 2017
Hurrah! Here's a story that understands on the inside what it's like to be an adopted child - such as Becca needs to check EVERYTHING out. Plus: it's short, and easy to read. Happy bed-time reading!