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Extraordinary Jane

Hannah E. Harrison


List Price: 17.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (6/7/2016)


For anyone with a beloved pet, this delightful and heartwarming story set at the circus shows that quiet qualities like friendship, kindness, and loyalty are important and worthy.
Jane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. She isn't strong, graceful, or brave like her family. When she tries to be those things, Jane just doesn't feel like herself, but she also doesn't feel special. Is she really meant for this kind of life? Her Ringmaster thinks so, but not for the reasons Jane believes.
Ordinary can be extraordinary!

Praise For Extraordinary Jane

Winner of the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award for Illustration 

"Extraordinary Jane...burst[s] with color and magnificence." —The New York Times

* "This is an exceptionally polished first book. Harrison's acrylic paintings, which blend realistic animal portraits with a charmingly old-fashioned circus setting to very funny effect, are the star of the show, but her understated storytelling and pacing are equally on the mark." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "A touching, delectably illustrated circus story that applauds the underdog." —Kirkus, starred review

* "In a world full of competition for kids to be the fastest, smartest, and best at everything, this story's message is a worthy one."  —School Library Journal, starred review

Dial Books, 9780803739147, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 6, 2014

About the Author

Hannah E. Harrison is an award-winning painter, specializing in animal subjects, and this is the first picture book she has written and illustrated. She majored in Art and minored in Creative Writing at Colby College in the pursuit of becoming a children's book author/illustrator. She interned for illustrator Kevin Hawkes, with whom she learned about painting in acrylics. Hannah grew up in New Hampshire, and now lives in Oklahoma with her husband and daughter.