The Jacket

The Jacket Andrew Clements
  • Title: The Jacket
  • Author: Andrew Clements
  • ISBN: 9780439451888
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Jacket Andrew Clements The Jacket Phil is on a mission His absentminded little brother forgot his lunch money All kinds of thoughts are running through Phil s mind as he searches for Jimmy in the throngs of fourth and fifth graders cr
    Phil is on a mission His absentminded little brother forgot his lunch money All kinds of thoughts are running through Phil s mind as he searches for Jimmy in the throngs of fourth and fifth graders crowding the school hallway if I m late for math today, then I might not be allowed to take the test and then I could flunk math I might even flunk sixth grade and getPhil is on a mission His absentminded little brother forgot his lunch money All kinds of thoughts are running through Phil s mind as he searches for Jimmy in the throngs of fourth and fifth graders crowding the school hallway if I m late for math today, then I might not be allowed to take the test and then I could flunk math I might even flunk sixth grade and get left back Then Phil spots Jimmy s one of a kind jacket and rushes to the corner of the hallway Except the person wearing it isn t his brother it s some black kid Phil s never seen before wearing Jimmy s jacket Phil makes an accusation, tempers flare, and both kids wind up in the principal s office How will Phil react when he finds out how Daniel came to be the owner of this unique jacket Will Daniel be able to forgive Phil for an accusation that was based on racial prejudice What will each boy learn about the other, and most important, about himself
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    About Andrew Clements


    1. I was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1949 and lived in Oaklyn and Cherry Hill until the middle of sixth grade Then we moved to Springfield, Illinois My parents were avid readers and they gave that love of books and reading to me and to all my brothers and sisters I didn t think about being a writer at all back then, but I did love to read I m certain there s a link between reading good books and becoming a writer I don t know a single writer who wasn t a reader first.Before moving to Illinois, and even afterwards, our family spent summers at a cabin on a lake in Maine There was no TV there, no phone, no doorbell and email wasn t even invented All day there was time to swim and fish and mess around outside, and every night, there was time to read I know those quiet summers helped me begin to think like a writer.During my senior year at Springfield High School my English teacher handed back a poem I d written Two things were amazing about that paper First, I d gotten an A a rare event in this teacher s class And she d also written in large, scrawly red writing, Andrew this poem is so funny This should be published That praise sent me off to Northwestern University feeling like I was a pretty good writer, and occasionally professors there also encouraged me and complimented the essays I was required to write as a literature major But I didn t write much on my own just some poetry now and then I learned to play guitar and began writing songs, but again, only when I felt like it Writing felt like hard work something that s still true today.After the songwriting came my first job in publishing I worked for a small publisher who specialized in how to books, the kind of books that have photos with informative captions below each one The book in which my name first appeared in print is called A Country Christmas Treasury I d built a number of the projects featured in the book, and I was listed as one of the craftspeople on the acknowlegements page, in tiny, tiny type.In 1990 I began trying to write a story about a boy who makes up a new word That book eventually became my first novel, Frindle, published in 1996, and you can read the whole story of how it developed on another web site, frindle Frindle became popular, popular than any of my books before or since at least so far And it had the eventual effect of turning me into a full time writer I ve learned that I need time and a quiet place to think and write These days, I spend a lot of my time sitting in a small shed about seventy feet from my back door at our home in Massachusetts There s a woodstove in there for the cold winters, and an air conditioner for the hot summers There s a desk and chair, and I carry a laptop computer back and forth But there s no TV, no phone, no doorbell, no email And the woodstove and the pine board walls make the place smell just like that cabin in Maine where I spent my earliest summers Sometimes kids ask how I ve been able to write so many books The answer is simple one word at a time Which is a good lesson, I think You don t have to do everything at once You don t have to know how every story is going to end You just have to take that next step, look for that next idea, write that next word And growing up, it s the same way We just have to go to that next class, read that next chapter, help that next person You simply have to do that next good thing, and before you know it, you re living a good life.


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    1. This book addresses the subject of prejudice Unfortunately, I don t think it does it very effectively The main character decides he s prejudiced and attempts to raise the topic with his mother who dismisses the issue and admonishes him not to talk to his father about it When we do meet his father, we discover that his father is in fact very prejudiced This is not handled in a way to make children think and reflect on the issue Frankly, considering the reading level of this book, I think it s pre [...]

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    2. Can t wait to start a Literature Circle with this book It s good to question, as the main character does, your own prejudices and to examine the system in which we settle into the unsettling.

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    3. Phil sees a kid with his brother s jacket on and accuses the younger boy of stealing it It turns out that Phil s mother gave it to her cleaning lady who gave it to her grandson the kid.Phil then freaks out and thinks he thought the jacket was stolen because the kid was African American even though it was weird, because it was a fairly distinctive Italian jacket, so the race card seems a bit forced in this case It deals with the issues well for the intended age range, but I wanted a little chara [...]

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    4. The setup is simple the mistaken identity of a jacket This is a well done book about taking a look at race and society Andrew does a wonderful job telling this story and it seems important right now to think about It s 90 pages The story is simple about Phil opening his eyes to his world and seeing how things are different for him and Daniel The jacket starts all this going on I enjoyed this little story I have found anything Andrew does is worth reading.

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    5. The book that i will be writing a review about is The jacket.If you are the type of person that likes books that have mystery and a little confusion then you should read this book.The authors name is Andrew Clements and the genre of this is a realistic fiction.The characters of this book is Daniel and Phil.I personally think that this book is very cool and interesting.Since this book has mystery ,which i like, i would recommend this book to many people who enjoy mystery One example from this boo [...]

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    6. This would be a good book to have upper elementary students read as part of a book group discussion The topic of prejudice and awareness of the reality of the world for different races is seen from a fifth graders eyes It brings up the topic without being didactic, but in a way that I think would get young students thinking about race in their own world.

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    7. I like this book because I like how the author explains how people are today in the book.What I don t like is that how the grandmother is the cleaning lady But over all its a pretty good book I like the detail the other gives when people get mad.

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    8. Could have been better Though I am glad there is a book where it can start a conversation for white kids who live as he does Especially because this kid is seeing better the racial divide differences in his local community.

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    9. Would like to have seen it from daniel s pov It was all the white kid s pov.

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    10. It was Thursday morning right before first period, and Phil was on a mission Hurrying through the fourth and fifth grade hall, he waded through groups of younger kids His little brother, Jimmy, had left the house early so he could ride to school with a friend, and he had left his lunch money on the kitchen counter.Phil was tall for a sixth grader, so most of the younger kids got out of his way Which was good, because he had no time to mess around If he got one tardy during December, he would ha [...]

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    11. Not one of Clements best I read it because Clements is one of my favorite middle school elementary age authors and I hadn t read this one yet Basic, easy, extremely quick read that I guess might get some younger kids to think about racism and how other races are perceived and treated, but I don t think it truly addresses the issue very well and I still think, in spite of trying to make kids think about it , there were still some of those natural racial undertones in the book just in the way it w [...]

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    12. What i thought about the book the Jacket is that it was a really good book that took the majority culture of a white kid and a black kid growing up in America and that sooner or later there will be a realization about children living in different races may have a really different experience in the way their culture is on living I also liked the fact that it took the two kids different culture and showed Daniels grandma helping a white woman clean her house I also liked the fact that when Phil we [...]

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    13. I starting reading this book to the class this morning at Summer Camp It was the one time of the day that almost everyone was totally quiet When I came home I finished it on my own and now this book has earned the top spot in my Read Aloud list It s short but it is jammed with current issues that students face when it come to relationships between cultures This is not only a must read for elementary and middle school students but this is a must read for adults as well This book was definitely a [...]

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    14. Definitely not as good as Frindle I read this book to see what my 9 year old was reading I m not really sure how I feel about it It s probably good for a kid to read if they are struggling with a similar issue but I feel it may put thoughts into the minds of the children who are color blind I suppose it is teaching them about the way the world can be but I hope it doesn t bring confusing thoughts to my daughter who is color blind when it comes to people I will definitely ask her what she thought [...]

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    15. The book The Jacket was a alright book The book didn t have great detail, and was repetitive A boy named Phil, saw another kid Daniel with his jacket that only his little brother owned He put the puzzle together to understand and figure out how he got hold of the jacket The Jacket was a decent book, it was a great quick book you could pick up and read, but it didn t have great detail and was repetitive and boring For the size of the book it is alright.

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    16. This would be a great book to introduce students to during Black History Month All the books by this author are nice but this is great in introducing the topic of prejudice It is very interesting how they tell the story and the character questions whether he is prejudice and how he handles that It shows that we may not always realize how we are jumping to conclusion about people Great quick read.

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    17. I love Clements other books, and I wanted this to be good However lofty in his aspirations to try to discuss an awareness of prejudice in a white boy toward black people particularly a younger boy at his school and his efforts to dispel those prejudices, the story falls short I read Five Smooth Stones not long ago, and it took several hundred pages of an adult novel for me to fully realize the gap between the experience of white people and black people in America.

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    18. I gave it a three star because it was boring in some parts but fun on the other it really got me thinking by a question If it wasn t an African American would Phil cared The man Characters were Phil Daniel Daniel was a boy that got a jacket that was once Phil s that then went down the line to his brother

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    19. Good, fast read Nice book to discuss social issues Good opening for social issue conversations in book clubs I look forward to hearing the robust conversations my students will have around this book.

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    20. A quick and simplistic look at prejudice for children I ve read several books by Andrew Clements and while this is not my favorite of his, he did attempt to tackle a difficult issue in a way that a third or fourth grader might understand.

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    21. Makes you think, huh Good way to start talking to kids about racism issues Also a good story Simple, yet good writing with nice illustrations Perfect for the kid target audience Recommended for fans of contemporary fiction.

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    22. I thought the topic and the handling of it were wonderful but as a book it was a bit underdeveloped

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    23. Good book willing to bring up the awkward and uncomfortable Good book The author is willing to bring up the awkward and uncomfortable about prejudice in an honest and simple way.

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    24. Clements, Andrew 2002 The Jacket H McDavid New York , Inc Literary Genre Realistic Fiction Chapter Book It was a hectic Thursday morning and Phil is rushing down the school hallway looking for his brother, so he can give him his lunch money Finally, he spots his jacket and calls for his brother but his brother doesn t hear him When Phil catches up to him, he realizes it is not his brother and accuses Daniel of stealing his brother s jacket They get into a scuffle and a teacher escorts them to th [...]

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    25. The Jacket by Andrew Clements Category genre YA fictionEstimate of age of level of interest Grades 3 6Estimate reading level 4.1 Lexile Measure 640 Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading Level RBrief descriptionThis novel by well know author, Andrew Clements, uses the story of sixth grade white boy Phil as he is thrust into confronting his racial prejudice and the prejudice of those around him through the confrontation of a forth grade black boy Daniel who has been given his brother s jacket Along the w [...]

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    26. The book titled The Jacket by Andrew Clements is an 89 page contemporary realistic fiction book This book is a must read for all ages primary to 100 because it is a realistic reflection of how life can be The book begins with Phil rushing through his school on Thursday looking for his brother to give him his lunch money He sees a jacket that used to be his and his mom gave to his brother so naturally he thought that this boy was his brother, it was not Phil accused Daniel of steeling the jacket [...]

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    27. While The Jacket by Andrew Clements was an easy read much like his other novels, I was a bit disappointed by how he handled the race issues in the book Although this novel would serve as a great springboard for a frank discussion about race relations in our country, he skimmed over the surface and never tied up loose ends in the novel The book was too short and left me feeling unfulfilled I wanted the author to further explore the father s feelings on race and perhaps have his son engage him in [...]

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    28. Pretty powerful for such a short book Phil, a sixth grader, spots a kid wearing his brother s jacket The boy wearing the jacket is Daniel Phil stops him suddenly in the hall and accuses him of stealing the jacket Phil realizes that it was his cleaning lady, Lucy, who gave Daniel the jacket Lucy is Daniel s grandmother Phil goes through a journey of maturity and self reflection from this one incident He pops the bubble that he has been living in, almost to a point that gives the reader high anxie [...]

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    29. Hmmmm.My Children s Lit teacher recommended this book to my class like 50 times, so I put it on my to read list I loved Frindle, which is also by Andrew Clements, so I figured this couldn t be too bad I m still not really sure about it.This was the incredibly short story of Phil and Daniel One day, Phil is looking for his brother when he sees Daniel, a black kid, wearing the same jacket as his brother wears He instantly assumes that Daniel stole the jacket, presumably because Daniel is black.Ove [...]

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