Jamie stands on the summit, surveying the scene,
looking down, far below, to a forest of green.
Since his marvelous mat can so easily glide,
he scrambles aboard for a thrill of a ride.
Now his mat is a slip-sliding, snow-going sled!
Down he zips, to the flat, sunny valley ahead.
In the first book in this series, Jamie’s Journey: The Savannah, young Jamie journeyed on his marvelous mat to the African savanna in Kenya and Tanzania, befriending an elephant calf.
In this beautifully illustrated sequel he employs his marvelous morphing mat to climb Mount Everest and befriend a herd of Himalayan yak. The message? Read to awaken your dreams. Imagine, and make it happen.
“Jamie’s Journey is brimming with imagination and discovery, and the author conveys a sense of joy and amazement at the wonders of the natural world, concluding with a page of comprehension and vocabulary questions. The pace moves swiftly. It flows lyrically through the use of rhythm and rhyme, along with picturesque words that are age-appropriate yet challenging.” —Literature Lady, retired teacher
About the Author
Susan M. Ebbers former teacher, principal, and summer-camp program director, is an educational consultant and reading researcher focusing on linguistic awareness and vocabulary growth (see her edublog Vocabulogic). As a curriculum author, she created Power Readers and the sequel, Supercharged Readers, published by Cambium Learning.
About the Illustrator
Cory Godbey has illustrated picture books, covers, and other projects for clients such as Harper Collins, Random House, Marvel, and The Jim Henson Co. He has worked on animated shorts and commercials with clients including Microsoft Zune and the documentary film The Last Flight of Petr Ginz. Cory seeks to tell stories with his work. (Learn more information at www.corygodbey.com.)