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↠ Puddlejumpers ✓ Mark Jean Christopher C. Carlson - Puddlejumpers, Puddlejumpers Ernie Banks named for the legendary Chicago Cub shortstop is a troubled year old juvenile delinquent Abandoned on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys when he was three years old he s now

  • Title: Puddlejumpers
  • Author: Mark Jean Christopher C. Carlson
  • ISBN: 9781423107590
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover

↠ Puddlejumpers ✓ Mark Jean Christopher C. Carlson, Puddlejumpers, Mark Jean Christopher C. Carlson, Puddlejumpers Ernie Banks named for the legendary Chicago Cub shortstop is a troubled year old juvenile delinquent Abandoned on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys when he was three years old he s now considered a lifer a permanent ward of the state His only proof that he once belonged to somebody is a vintage Ernie Banks baseball card a crystal acorn he wears on a sErnie Banks na ↠ Puddlejumpers ✓ Mark Jean Christopher C. Carlson - Puddlejumpers, Puddlejumpers Ernie Banks named for the legendary Chicago Cub shortstop is a troubled year old juvenile delinquent Abandoned on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys when he was three years old he s now

  • ↠ Puddlejumpers ✓ Mark Jean Christopher C. Carlson
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Puddlejumpers

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  1. 2.5This is a cute little middle grade story which doesn t quite cross age barriers, but which I think people of the age it s written for would probably love It reminded me, in some ways and at some times, of Ferngully, which I loved as a child though it s not so similar to seem derivative But the story s a bit twee at times and, at times, I find the action hard to follow One second they d be over doing one thing, and then, all of a sudden, over there doing something else There was a lot of this [...]


  2. The first 3 4 of the book were intriguing and exciting, but the big battle scene felt really flat I think the battle would have worked in a film, but in a book it was a bit hard to follow and anti climactic.


  3. Synopsis Who is Ernie Banks He thinks he s an orphan roughing it out in the Lakeside School for boys However, what he truly is, is something much vital, powerful and mysterious He is magical and the survival of the Puddlejumpers along with the rest of humanity depends on him recalling all that they ve lovingly shown him.Review Whoodeewhoooo This is the story of young orphan Ernie Banks deposited thirteen years earlier at the Lakeside School for Boys with nothing but a Chicago cubs baseball card [...]


  4. I m not gonna lie I didn t love this book If I had to give it a rating based on just what I thought about it, it d get a big, fat, 1 But I have issues with talking rocks This is the second fantasy book I ve read recently that involved a talking rock the other was Tamora Pierce s Melting Stones , and for some reason that is a plot element that just shuts me down I thought the evil neighbors that were actually monsters were a bit ridiculous as well So it wasn t a fantasy book for me, but I do thin [...]


  5. Puddlejumpers by Mark Jean and Christopher Carlson This was in the teen section at my library I personally feel they should re shelve in the middle grade area It s solidly for 9 12 year olds The main character grows up in an orphanage There is a sub plot here that we go through and the main overall theme is revealed later I will say the plot did have some complexities but I stick with my younger age group for this book This story was well put together, moved quickly and kept me reading In the en [...]


  6. This was a cute, sweet book, oriented for kids I think The hero is a 13 year old orphan who gets sent to live in a farm for 3 weeks when he gets in trouble with the law During his time at the farm he manages to solve the case of the missing Quilt Baby who was kidnapped from the farm years ago thus figuring out his own life story his history with the adorable little creatures called Puddlejumpers.


  7. This books overall plot was just really weird Pretty much the only reason I read it was to see how Russ found out that Ernie was his son, Shawn Frazier Little elves stealing a baby and calling him their rainmaker I don t actually see what was so special about him considering that he wasn t above and beyond anybody else in the story Any elf could have thrown the crystal acorn, which was a pretty stupid idea in my opinion, into the live furnace.


  8. I picked this book up while browsing at the library, and I definitely enjoyed reading it What I liked better though was reading this book to my three siblings who also enjoyed it I think this book is interesting read out loud then to yourself I especially liked how the story line plot worked itself out so neatly I highly recommend this book for about 8 12 year olds.


  9. If you liked Lord of the Rings, you love this one A world of 12 inch high Puddlejumpers looking for their Rainmaker to bring the rains back to a drought stricken world Is the troubled orphan, Ernie Banks, the real Rainmaker A great full scale battle at the end of the book



  10. Es una historia muy linda que te sorprender mucho Este libro no se si est en espa ol pero si sabes ingl s definitivamente deber as darle una oportunidad ya que muy probablemente te va a gustar Es una historia muy linda de un chico llamado Ernie Banks que est en un hogar para ni os pero ya tiene trece a os y no han encontrado un hogar para l Es un ni o problema con una extra a historia Cuando es dejado en el hogar para ni os lo nico q lleva con l es una bellota de cristal que tiene una historia d [...]


  11. Jean, Mark Puddlejumpers, 328p Hyperion Language PG, Sexual Content G, Violence PG Ernie Banks, named after the Chicago Cubs Shortstop, was always a trouble maker At three years old, he was abandoned on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys As an orphan, he always wondered who he belonged to before Now he gets sent to a farm to learn how to behave Once he hears about the Quilt Baby case, he is determined to solve it While trying to figure the case, he meets the Puddlejumpers Somehow he has [...]


  12. Puddle jumpers remind me of Brownies but they love water Baby kid napping, ugly monsters, orphans, farmers, magic and best friends this book has it all I would love puddle jumper stories.


  13. Enjoyed this as an audio book on a recent road trip Good story and characters Plot got a little weird towards at the end of the book as it reached an exciting ending.


  14. Reviewed by Tasha for TeensReadTooErnie Banks was left on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys when he was just three years old Now, ten years later, he s thirteen and well on his way to spending his life running from the law The one thing that irks him is that he knows he used to belong to someone See, he came to Lakeside with a baseball card, an unusual crystal acorn necklace, and a weird spiral shaped birthmark on his right foot Out of desperation, Ernie is sent out to a farm in the mid [...]


  15. Ernie Banks was left on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys when he was just three years old Now, ten years later, he s thirteen years old and well on his way to spending a life running from the law The one thing that irks him though is he knows he used to belong to someone See he came to Lakeside with an Ernie Banks baseball card, an unusual crystal acorn necklace, and a weird spiral shaped birthmark on his right foot Out of desperation Ernie is sent out to a farm in the middle of nowher [...]


  16. Ernie Banks has always been a mystery Left on an orphanage steps one Christmas morning by a truck driver, he has no idea the remarkable story that brought him to this place For Ernie was meant for a destiny At least, the Puddlejumpers think so These tiny creatures have been waiting for their Rainmaker and will do everything in their power to see the prophecy fulfilled.This book was a treat on several levels First, the prose is strong and evocative it s been a while since I ve read something wher [...]


  17. I picked up Puddlejumpers by Mark Jean and Christopher C Carlson, on a whim I d never heard anything about it before, but it sounded interesting enough I enjoy young adult fantasy novels This one fits right into the genre a fantastical world existing right in the middle of our normal human one, or in the case of Circle, Illinois, right underneath our normal one.Puddlejumpers are small earthy creatures that inhabit a world below the Up Above where all the humans live They love MotherEarth and nee [...]


  18. The Puddlejumpers knew they must have a hero and it would be the baby stolen from his crib, small Shawn whose mother died shortly after his birth Their plan to raise the child and teach him what he must know to overcome their enemies, the Troggs, goes awry during a wild escape when the three year old is found by a trucker and taken to the Lakeside Home for Boys The boy, now named Ernie Banks because of a basecard card found with him, is placed in foster homes but he is always returned to Lakesid [...]


  19. Before reviewing, I must admit, fantasy books aren t exactly my genre of choice I would much rather prefer a realistic fiction, or something that I can relate to However, Puddlejumpers was a fantasy book that actually kept me wanting to read The length of the book and size of the text was well suited for the target age range 10 14 The main character in the story, Ernie Banks, or rather, Shawn, is kidnapped as a child by puddlejumpers and then escapes and is put into an orphanage The story detai [...]


  20. What a sweet book It s like The Borrowers meets Annie, except without any music and the main orphan is a boy Orphan Ernie Banks lives a rough life in a Chicago boys home, always getting into trouble and feeling out of place We the reader learn before he does that as a baby he was kidnapped and raised by eleven inch tall little forest creatures called Puddlejumpers until he was separated from them and brought to the orphanage The Puddlejumpers anointed him their Rainmaker, a sacred duty that he n [...]


  21. Once in awhile, a book will leap out and surprise you My quest was to find a final teen book to booktalk after a looooong year of booktalks I was at the point where I felt burnt out and longed to read some books just for pleasure, rather than for work I picked up Puddlejumpers as a last resort, figuring I hadn t talked about a fantasy novel for a long time, but not having much hope of it grabbing my interest.Was I wrong From the very first line to the very last Hooty hoo , Puddlejumpers enchante [...]


  22. Strange concept worked out Ernie grows up in foster care but had a unique early childhood he was born to be the Rainmaker, the savior of an odd little race of creatures called Puddlejumpers They literally jump through puddles into another underground ish world Their arch enemies create dry, horrible conditions while the Puddlejumpers bring life and rain Ernie remembers none of this until he arrives for a work program at the very farm he was born, with the Dad he doesn t remember He comes into hi [...]


  23. Yes, this book looks good,and it was at the begining.Then the main character and his friend go into somebody s house and jacky ,his friend gets lost and dosn t come out and later he finds out that she is dead cause the guy who s house they where in ate her.Then he finds her body and he brings her back to life so there s things that can t happen the real worldand then there s things thatcan happen in fantisyis was beyond fantisy ,like it was unbelivebale in a bad way.So after that you hear almost [...]


  24. Ernie Banks is a 13 year old juvenile delinquent who knows very little of his past Jumping back 13 years, the reader finds out about Puddlejumpers, miniature people who jump through puddles to an underground fantasy world A human baby is discovered to be their Rainmaker, but after preparing him for a life of being a Puddlejumper, their world is threatened by the evil Troggs and the baby escapes The story moves quickly, but jumps around a lot, sometimes leaving the reader wondering when it will p [...]


  25. Good book The puddlejumpers are elfin life creatures who are able to create and use puddles to pass from our world to the Underland where they live They live in fear of larger sinister creatures who invade their land and our world and they look forward to the birth of a prophesied Chosen One The Chosen One, the Rainmaker, will be a human child to be raised by Puddlejumpers and eventually turned into one of them he will defeat their mortal enemy Shawn is the mortal baby that they find and steal [...]


  26. This is a multipart tale, infant Sean Frazier being raised by his widowered father, baby toddler Wowaywu if the spelling is off, well, I listened to the book , who after being kidnapped from dad is raised by the 11 inch tall puddlejumpers to be their Rainmaker, and 13 year old Ernie Banks now living at the Lakeside Home for Boys The mostly mis understood juvenile delinquent Ernie is given one last chance at redemption, 3 weeks on a farm which turns out to be that of his father, Russ He finds a l [...]


  27. I didn t like this book at all I had such high hopes after reading the jacket cover but my hopes were soon dashed when in the first couple of chapters, and continuing throughout the book, to make huge errors in the story line that make you dislike the plot and characters I wanted to finish it in hopes that the story would redeem itself, but up until the last chapter the author continued to disappoint me with bad character choices and ridiculous plot A disappointing read for childrens fiction.


  28. I really enjoyed this book It s a real page turner Of course you cringe as the puddlejumpers steal Shawn from his widowed father The imagery is convincing and at times I even felt a bit claustrophobic as they go underground The strongest image I am left with is of the troggseir smelly description, piling all kinds of horrible odors on top of rotting potatoes, made me wince I think kids will be able to relate to Ernie s misunderstood existence in the boy s home and his fear of doing what he knows [...]


  29. Not sure if i should mark this as read I read about 6 chapters and became completely irritated with the writing style ADD again, Lisa No, that wasn t it It was all plot, plot, plot I felt like I was watching frames from a chaotic movie I got completely annoyed and found myself skimming it to see if some character development might occur Then, I remembered some sage advice I got about life being too short and there being too many good books I put it down and picked up something better.


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