As he hides from the hail in his marvelous dome an elephant suddenly enters his home!
He’s only a baby, not even one year. Feeling lost and alone, he’s quaking with fear.
In this beautifully illustrated story a boy follows his dream, using nothing but imagination and a marvelous morphing mat to brave the ocean, see the savannah, and make friends with an African elephant. The message? Read to awaken your dreams. Imagine, and make it happen.
“Jamie’s Journey: The Savannah is brimming with imagination and discovery, and the author conveys a sense of joy and amazement at the wonders of the natural world, including elephants, the savannah, various kinds of weather, oceans, etc., 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, like savannah, plain, hail, North, South, dawn, dusk, intentions, and slumber.” —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.)