Graduation of Jake Moon

Graduation of Jake Moon

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Life hasn't been the same for Jake Moon since his grandfather, Skelly, got Alzheimer's disease. At first Jake thought, no big deal, it was just a disease that made old people forget where they put their car keys. But he was wrong. It is a big deal. Averybig deal.For one thing, he can't invite friends over because Skelly might do something embarrassing like tell them to zipper their "briskets," or Jake might reach into the freezer for a can of frozen orange juice and find Skelly's frozen pajamas there instead. He used to love spending time with his grandfather...but now he is mostly stuck fastening the Velcro on Skelly's sneakers, or wiping rice off his chin. It's like all of a suddenhe'sthe grown-up, and Skelly's the kid. How can the one person Jake could always count on be fading as fast as -- well, as the moon.Barbara Park, one of today's most popular and versatile authors, has created a funny, honest, and unforgettable portrait of a boy struggling to understand this debilitating disease and graduate to a more sympathetic and accepting relationship with his beloved grandfather.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Atheneum, 2000
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689839122
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Par
Characteristics: 115p


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Jun 26, 2015

This is a funny , honest and unforgettable story of a young teenage boy struggling to understand the debilitating disease of Alzheimer's that his beloved Grandfather has .The grandfather who helped raise him and is now slowly but surely changing in ways hard to understand and accept. This is Jake's story and how he copes and adjusts to the ever changing life he had before and reality of the " now " . Very good book.

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