Big Jabe (Paperback)

By Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator), Jerdine Nolen (Illustrator)
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Description


When a young slave named Addy goes fishing one spring day, she doesn't catch any fish. Instead, she finds a little boy in a basket floating in the river. Jabe is no ordinary boy: in a few short months, he grows to be a big, strong man with the strength of fifty. He can pick an entire field of cotton by himself in just one night and day. Why, he even has the power to turn a tired old workhorse into a young filly ready to race! When slaves begin to miraculously disappear from the Plenty Plantation, Addy knows in her heart that Jabe is the reason why.

About the Author


JERDINE NOLEN is the author of the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books including Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, and the recently published Irene's Wish. She is a teacher and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Kadir Nelson is the widely acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including "Thunder Rose, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award; "Ellington Was Not a Street, " written by Ntozake Shange, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and "Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which won the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. He is also the illustrator of Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan's "Salt in His Shoes" and Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee's "Please, Baby, Please" and "Please, Puppy, Please". Kadir Nelson lives with his family in San Diego, California.

JERDINE NOLEN is the author of the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books including Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, and the recently published Irene's Wish. She is a teacher and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060540616
ISBN-10: 0060540613
Publisher: Amistad Press
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2003
Pages: 1
Language: English