Come Sing, Jimmy Jo Katherine Paterson, Author Puffin Books $6.99 (208p) ISBN 978-0-14-037397-4. When it is discovered that James has previously unrecognized musical talent, his parents force him to take the stage name "Jimmy Jo" and perform with them. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo movie is currently in Development . Eleven-year-old James Johnson lives in Appalachia, where he is part of a musical family, but not a performer himself. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo by Katherine Paterson. Quick, easy read. July 29, 2017 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. I enjoyed listening to the audiobook version. Jimmy Jo has the gift of music. Refresh and try again. It resonated too solidly with my own childhood broken heart, not because our circumstances were in any way similar, but because Paterson so perfectly captured the feelings of children who are hurting. Buy for $25.20 Buy for $25.20 Confirm purchase No … Ages 10-up. Jimmy Jo's gift is singing and picking, and the novel reveals the upsets generated in his family, and in his own self-image, by Jimmy Jo's becoming a new, rising country music star. Though Jimmy Jo finds that he enjoys the limelight, he is worried about leaving his grandmother behind at home and he feels desperate not to let the kids at his new school find out he's a star. It's about a family of country music singers, focusing on the youngest member of the family. Her work has won two Newbery Medals and a Newbery Honor, two National Book Awards, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Next thing he knows, he's being given the stage name of Jimmy Jo and a place in the bluegrass group as they begin appearing re. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo deals with tough topics. Her work has won two Newbery Medals and a Newbery Honor, two National Book Awards, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Pages: 1, Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD, Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing. Bravo Katherine once again. I purchased this book for my daughter as replacement for a copy that someone borrowed from her and didn't return. Fiction. Jimmy Jo Johnson's family are country singers. Their lives change dramatically that night. I read this many times as an elementary school kid. But there is no deal with out James. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. With narrator Linda Stephens' musical voice, Come Sing, Jimmy Jo is as moving as the melodies the Johnson family sings. We listened to this in the car as we drove around southern California visiting family. by Puffin Books. Please try again. To see what your friends thought of this book. ISBN-10: 0881221090. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Quotes submission guide. He's had to change his name, his clothes, his life-and turn into someone else. Come Sing Jimmy Jo is about an 11 year old boy that sings at gigs and performs on national television. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Most kids would love it. ISBN. After Olive hires a manager for the group, they have a one night performance not to far from home so Jerry Lee asks James to go along. This is now historical fiction.... but it wasn't originally written as such. Hrm. James Johnson is the shy 11-year-old son of a singing family which includes his mom, Olive, and daddy, Jerry Lee, uncle, Eddie, and grandpa. Both boys help James to cope with the teacher and the other kids in the class and James hates all that has happened to him and there's a bunch more to come. Related Products. James (stage-named Jimmy Jo) has a rough time handling his fame when he starts to perform with his country-western singing family. Overall a pretty good story but with a not-quite-sufficient ending. There was a problem loading your book clubs. When he fills in as a back-up guitarist for The Family one night, however, James instantly appeals to the fans. Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2015. And it's clear that his mother and uncle are jealous of his success. The best part of the book was seeing how your bonds with people who aren't your blood-kin can be better and healthier than your biological family. I can't quite explain. Internal SKU: L15A-01226 Wonder Book is a top rated plus seller in business since 1980 and online since 1997! Certainly Katherine Paterson has a gift, and it's a blessing to As Jimmy Jo Johnson's grandmother tells him early in this book, "The Lord don't give private presents. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! A slight departure from some of Paterson's more common themes. Grades. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The family changes their names and backstories to sound more "authentic". Good dust jacket. James stays at home with his grandma whose voice has gotten old while the rest of the Family go out to entertain and make a living. The younger generation would enjoy it as well. Cancel anytime. Teen & Young Adult 19th Century United States Historical Fiction, Puffin Books; Reissue edition (January 1, 1995). I stopped to read the reviews here and decided to add my own. His voice and his guitar playing bring the songs to life, and make the audiences beg for more. Please try again. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Appalachians take a lot of pride in the names of their places, and to me this was proof the author was too lazy to care about us and just decided to make something up (this was how my younger self saw this: 55 counties and one wasn't good enough to exist here?). * "Paterson's talent for storytelling truly shines in this book . Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2014. Cute story of a young talented poor boy growing up and finding his voice and his place in his family. But everything isn't as perfect as it seems. haha. About Come Sing, Jimmy Jo. James stays at home with his grandma whose voice has gotten old while the rest of the Family go out to entertain and make a living. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Caution is advised when presenting this book to a child to read. January 1st 1995 Katherine Patterson is a great author and she allowed the characters to shine through her use of language. By: Katherine Paterson Narrated by: Melba Sibrel Try for $0.00 $14.95/month after 30 days. Grades +. As his popularity grows, James will have to decide what is more important to him-fame or family. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo is a 1985 children's novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson. The writing is excellent: never trite or cute. Keri Su, after the Johnson Family's manager hears the eleven-year-old sing and play his guitar. I like it. The book offers innuendos that will be more understandable to adults than most children readers. While his parents and uncle perform bluegrass music regularly on stage, James has only ever really sung for his grandmother on the front porch. His name is James, but the Johnson Family's new agent changes it to Jimmy Jo when the 11-year-old joins the adults in their country music group. Katherine deals with difficult issues often in her novels for older elementary and early secondary students. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Review. . He also has to take the stage name of Jimmy Jo-which he hates and his mother insists he perform without his glasses. I would offer this book to 5th through 7th grade students. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Katherine Paterson. James makes two friends in school-the nerdy smart rich kid, and the tall black gang leader. Certainly Katherine Paterson has a gift, and it's a blessing to us all that she's shared it in such varied and wonderful books. James really doesn't want to travel and sing with them because he is so shy and he'd much rather stay with his Grandma. He stays with his grandmother, whom he loves dearly, while his parents, uncle, and grandfather travel as a traditional country band. I read this as a kid soon after it came out. When his family becomes a successful country music group and makes him a featured singer, eleven-year-old James has to deal with big changes in … . Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2017. James' family are performers but James has no desire to go into show business. Another Katherine Paterson - and a good book even if you're an adult. As the story begins Jimmy Jo has been left behind with his grandmother in the mountains, being considered too young for the group. Please try again. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Written by Newbery, National Book Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner Katherine Paterson, Beauty Tempts the Beast: A Sins for All Seasons Novel (Sins for All Seasons, 6), The Princess and the Rogue: A Bow Street Bachelors Novel (Bow Street Bachelors, 3), My Heart's True Delight: True Gentlemen book 10. A little like one of the soap operas that James' grandmother watches. I think this would be great book for reading aloud to upper middle grades or even middle school students as part of a music or history class. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His voice and his guitar playing have the audiences begging for more. These include an affair between his mother and her brother-in-law and a mother's jealousy of her son's success (more obvious to kids). He stays with his grandmother, whom he loves dearly, while his parents, uncle, and grandfather travel as a traditional country band. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Not James. Seriously. by Paterson, Katherine. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The story is about a boy named James who lives in West Virginia. If he give you somethin', it's only because he thinks you got the sense to share it," a philosophy sadly lacking in this country during the Bush years. If he give you somethin', it's only because he thinks you got the sense to share it," a philosophy sadly lacking in this country during the Bush years. James has a natural talent which hasn't been tapped into yet, until a manager comes home with the family and hears them singing. Written by Newbery, National Book Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner Katherine Paterson The Johnsons are becoming country music stars. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo (1985) Park's Quest (1988) Lyddie (1991) Flip-Flop Girl (1994) Jip, His Story (1996) Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight (1998) Preacher’s Boy (1999) The Same Stuff as Stars (2002) Bread and Roses, Too (2006) The Day of the Pelican (2009) References Paperback.) However, life outside of country music becomes painful and … Important themes for all ages about relations and finding your way in life. They're on TV and the radio—and it's all because of James. Eleven-year-old James, known as Jimmy Jo on stage, is told by his grandmother that God has given him a gift that he must use. WALMART. I don't remember a whole lot about this book except that I hated it! I found the personalities and flaws of the adults to be very interesting (his mom isn't really a great mom, but his dad is). Please try your request again later. The story is about a boy named James who lives in West Virginia. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo Written by Newbery, National Book Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner Katherine Paterson The Johnsons are becoming country music stars. Maybe that is how an 11-year old's mind works; I'm not sure. They include James in one song and a scout for a TV country music show hears them and offers. Start by marking “Come Sing, Jimmy Jo” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Caution is advised when presenting this book to a child to read. His family, the Johnsons, are gaining popularity as a traditional country band, and their manager wants James to bring his voice, too. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo By Katherine Paterson - FictionDB. As Jimmy Jo Johnson's grandmother tells him early in this book, "The Lord don't give private presents. For older elementary and early secondary students. Why is ISBN important? Everyone has a crazy family but you have to make the most of what you've been given. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo (A Puffin Novel) James is a West Virginia boy who has a beautiful singing voice but a fear of being in front of audiences. James has a natural talent which hasn't been tapped into yet, until a manager comes home with the family and hears them singing. Why haven't the Coen Brothers made this into a movie yet? A good reader, and a sweet character, but an unhappy story nonetheless. After I read this book, I just laid on my bed and wept. Katherine Paterson is the renowned author of many classic children’s books, including Bridge to Terabithia; The Great Gilly Hopkins; Lyddie; Jacob Have I Loved; Come Sing, Jimmy Jo; and The Master Puppeteer, among many others. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The story was a little overwrought though. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a … More By and About This Author. He convinces the family to take James on the road with them, claiming t. I'm usually a fan of Katherine Paterson, but this is one of her books that just didn't do it for me. I'm usually a fan of Katherine Paterson, but this is one of her books that just didn't do it for me. (Dutton, 1985 ISBN 0525671676. He's right; Jimmy becomes the star attraction of the group. Welcome back. James is a very likable character. Still, it's well-written for how over-dramatic it is. A poignant, beautifully written novel that portrays a young coming-of-age character caught up in his family's country singing career (and ensuing struggles with fame) back in the early '80's. This book was reviewed by Carol Otis Hurst in Teaching K-8 Magazine. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Teen & Young Adult 20th Century United States Historical Fiction, © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Paterson is easily able to make us connect with the characters. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. This one is another winner! As an adult I still love it, and I'm really interested in the late 70s/early 80s regional country music television show and music circuit it describes. The Johnsons are becoming country music stars, and it's all because of James. These include an affair between his mother and her brother-in-law and a mother's jealousy of her son's success (more obvious to kids). He becomes a star, but he has to change himself. She does so in such a manner that children can often identify with the characters and know that they are not alone in their difficulties. Dutton, 1985 IL 5-8 RL 4.9 ISBN 0140373977: James is a pretty normal 11- year old boy whose life is about to change forever. The spotlight shines more brightly on James Johnson than on his youngish mother Olive,... read more. He has trouble making friends and living life as a normal child. Excellent children’s book about James, who as Jimmy Jo, becomes a singing sensation when his singing family move to town from the mountains to begin appearing on TV. They’re on TV and the radio–and it’s all because of James. Singing and family drama including moving. Also troubling is his mother's growing jealousy of her son's fame, and the strange man who keeps turning up and telling James that he, and not the man who raised him, is his father. Stream Come Sing, Jimmy Jo by Katherine Paterson, read by Melba Sibrel by PRH Audio from desktop or your mobile device He prefers to stay with his Grandmother and sing only for her. I have read this book multiple times. I read it when I was a kid and it almost made me cry. The spotlight shines more brightly on James Johnson than on his youngish mother Olive, a.k.a. classic book. They include James in one song and a scout for a TV country music show hears them and offers them a regular weekly appearance on "Countrytime" TV show. Also, I was angry at the injustice within the family dynamic and wasn't satisfied at the ending. Something went wrong. Come Sing Jimmy Jo. I was a kid myself when I read this and it felt like a slap in the face for so many reasons. Read it! As Jimmy Jo Johnson's grandmother tells him early in this book, "The Lord don't give private presents. Eleven-year-old James Johnson lives in Appalachia, where he is part of a musical family, but not a performer himself. He convinces the family to take James on the road with them, claiming that his addition to the lineup will make the act even bigger. Some of the worksheets displayed are Renaissance learning successful reader, Accelerated reader quiz list reading practice, Answers to the christmas song picture quiz, All i want for christmas is you, Tenses put the verb into the correct form present. By Katherine Paterson. She has been one of my all-time favorites authors for many years. Jimmy Jo's gift is singing and picking, and the novel reveals the upsets generated in his family, and in his own self-image, by Jimmy Jo's becoming a new, rising country music star. Come Sing Jimmy Jo: A Study Guide Teachers Guide Edition by Joan Le Doux (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0881221091. Now that I'm older I get why the author would make up the name of the county, but, Blue County? Picked this book up on the sale table. It wasn't really an ending--all the problems were going to come back; they weren't solved and they certainly weren't healed. The book offers innuendos that will be more understandable to adults than most children readers. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo deals with tough topics. Will he ever be able to cope with the fame? We’d love your help. However, life outside of country music becomes painful and James becomes fearful of the breakup of the Family. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo, Paperback by Paterson, Katherine, ISBN 0140373977, ISBN-13 9780140373974, Brand New, Free shipping in the US Joining the family singing group, eleven-year-old James is crowned "Jimmy Jo" by his determined mother and enters into a time of conflict when his talent brings fame to his country music family and another man claims to be his real father. Be the first to contribute! I loved it and happily, so did the kids. 6-8 V. Genre. Most kids would love it. James Johnson is the shy 11-year-old son of a singing family which includes his mom, Olive, and daddy, Jerry Lee, uncle, Eddie, and grandpa. But what will be most obvious to young readers is that James' daddy, who he idolizes, is not his father. AMAZON. Surprsingly, I enjoyed this book and what it says about family. Certainly Katherine Paterson has a gift, and it's a blessing to. It looks like we don't have any Quotes for this title yet. COME SING, JIMMY JO New York : E.P. All of this leads up to a revelation about the family (well, technically two), and ultimately Jimmy, that will change their lives. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo Paterson, Katherine Hardcover Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Apr 30 1985 Edition: ISBN: 9780525671671 Description: Used - Very Good Very Good condition. Overall I liked this. This is revealed to him by a scary stranger who turns out to be his father. I'd seen too much junk like that before to feel good about the whole mess. So shy at the start that he will sing only for his beloved Grandma, James finds himself on stage ""so anxious to sing and pick that he never once thought about being scared."" It would have been better if the places in WV actually were real. . The Family moves to Tidewater where the show is produced, James is enrolled in a new school, and Grandma stays behind. It deals with pretty mature themes. SYKBUPQTKS2E # Doc # Come Sing, Jimmy Jo (Paperback) COME SING, JIMMY JO (PAPERBACK) To get Come Sing, Jimmy Jo (Paperback) eBook, remember to click the link listed below and download the document or gain access to other information which might be in conjuction with COME SING, JIMMY JO (PAPERBACK) ebook. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Jimmy Jo's gift is singing and picking, and the novel reveals the upsets generated in his family, and in his own self-image, by Jimmy Jo's becoming a new, rising country music star. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo. NOT a good book for me. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. ", Katherine Paterson is the renowned author of many classic children’s books, including. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The best part of the book is when James's (Jimmy Jo) Father calls him and tells him that he is his real father. This book kept me reading into the late hours, and was definately heartbreaking in parts. This was the first required reading that I actually used the "read-the-first-and-last-page-of-the-chapter-just-to-get-by" method. The book focuses on a West Virginia boy named James Johnson, whose parents are bluegrass music performers. "Come Sing, Jimmy Jo" is about eleven-year-old James, known as Jimmy Jo on stage, who is told by his grandmother that God has given him a gift that he must use. So, if you ever find the book in the library read; it is a great book. Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2007. Next thing he knows, he's being given the stage name of Jimmy Jo and a place in the bluegrass group as they begin appearing regularly on a country-western television show. He moves from West Virginia to Virginia with his family, goes to a new school and becomes isolated in school. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. I was 12 years old and very ashamed that I was using that method for a school assignment, but it's true. Another easy fun reading. Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2005. It felt abrupt to me and the resolution was a weak in the sense that he's able to dismiss a major revelation from his life and accept things about his mom and various life changes a little too quickly and easily. This books is freaking amazing. What will Jimmy do with the information, and will he be able to go on? I really enjoyed it. Written by Newbery, National Book Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner Katherine Paterson. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo. Kobi Yamada What Do You Do with a Problem? After Olive hires a manager for the group, they have a one night performance not to far from home so Jerry Lee asks James to go along. Katherine Paterson is the renowned author of many classic children’s books, including Bridge to Terabithia; The Great Gilly Hopkins; Lyddie; Jacob Have I Loved; Come Sing, Jimmy Jo; and The Master Puppeteer, among many others. It is a gift to its audience, a special gift that should not be passed by. Katherine Paterson writes like no one else. At first, he's afraid to sing in front of anybody but his Grandma encourages him, so he sings in front of his family, then eventually in front of people. 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