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Ebook Details
  • 11/2015
  • B018J6AGUU
  • 82 pages
  • $5.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2015
  • 978-0-9960179-2-3
  • 82 pages
  • $16.99
Hardcover Details
  • 03/2016
  • 978-0-9960179-3-0
  • 82 pages
  • $24.12
Audio Details
  • 08/2016
  • B01JANZD1S
  • 40 pages
  • $3.46
Tails Of Jaxx At The Metropolitan Opera
Meet Jaxx, a happy-go-lucky New York City seven year old Maltese dog, whose life is suddenly turned topsy-turvy when he gets lost during a blizzard. Wrenched away from his human family, alone, shivering and struggling to survive, he is rescued and taken in by strangers at The Metropolitan Opera. Follow Jaxx, as he tells his story while bravely coping with the challenges of living in an unfamiliar environment inside the opera house. He meets a lively cast of colorful characters, including other animals, but longs to be reunited with his family. He performs heroic deeds and encounters situations that are filled with surprises, both good and bad. Root for Jaxx, as he fulfills his new dream of performing on stage at The Metropolitan Opera. Tails Of Jaxx was Inspired by the author's real- life Maltese dog, an animal actor, who performed in several operas at New York City's The Metropolitan Opera. This inspirational tale, a chapter book for young readers, introduces children to French, the magical world of opera and the performing arts. It is also a creative stimulus to writing, music, drama and social studies. It has been rated as having a Lexile Index of 570L. Grades 2 - 4.
Reviews
Amazon.com

JAXX AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA is a delight! It leaves you with the warm, caring feelings that emanate off its pages. As a retired elementary teacher, I immediately saw it as an "I Can Read" book for second and third graders. Those older will enjoy it, too. And parents, or siblings, will have fun reading it to younger children. Ms. Doster has astutely divided JAXX into chapters that can be easily handled in one sitting. Each chapter offers a variety of ideas, information, and human sentiments and behaviors for teaches and parents to use in stimulating discussion with JAXX's readers. I see the book as also leading to creative writing, music, and art projects. Why not an integrated social studies unit? I applaud Ms. Doster's incorporation of easy, common French phrases, accompanied by an appended English translation dictionary. All in all, Joanna Lee Doster has given us a small book large with riches to be mined by young developing readers.

- Roberta Parry

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 11/2015
  • B018J6AGUU
  • 82 pages
  • $5.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2015
  • 978-0-9960179-2-3
  • 82 pages
  • $16.99
Hardcover Details
  • 03/2016
  • 978-0-9960179-3-0
  • 82 pages
  • $24.12
Audio Details
  • 08/2016
  • B01JANZD1S
  • 40 pages
  • $3.46

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