Winnie at Her Best

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618472772, 96pp.)

Publication Date: August 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc

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“Zoe’s the smartest,” said Vanessa, “I’m the best actress, and you, Winifred Fletcher . . .” she said, turning to Winnie. “You are the best—” Winnie waited to hear what Vanessa would say. It seemed as if Vanessa had to check every cupboard in her brain to find an answer.

How do you know if you’re really good at something and not just ordinary? Can you be the best at something if you really want to? With humor and insight, Jennifer Richard Jacobson captures the complex emotions of jealousy, competition, self-doubt, and, ultimately, self-acceptance.

About the Author

Jennifer Richard Jacobson's favorite camp memory is of canoeing to a river island, where she and her paddling friends built a campfire and slept out under the stars until dawn. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children in Cumberland, Maine, where they like to sing silly camp songs.

Praise For Winnie at Her Best

"Jacobson's gift is telling the true story of girls who wish for independence, but who can still support their friends and love their family." Kirkus Reviews

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