Jerry's Madness

(Second in the series . . .) By W.W. Rowe

Mom's Choice Award Silver 9–12!
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Jerry's Madness
(Second in the series . . .)
by W.W. Rowe

This action-packed sequel to Mom’s Choice® Award winning Jerry’s Magic is the second book in W.W. Rowe’s five-volume Jerry’s M— series, and another Mom’s Choice® Silver Award winner!

Subjects: Fiction, Young Readers, Ethics

5 x 8, paperback
98 pages, 21 line illustrations

Silver Award winner for ages 9–12

ISBN 10: 1-936012-68-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-936012-68-8

Book Details

Description

This action-packed sequel to Mom’s Choice® Award winning Jerry’s Magic is the second book in W.W. Rowe’s five-volume Jerry’s M— series, and another Mom’s Choice® Silver Award winner! Here at age eleven Jerry has his first kiss, gets steamed over his friends’ teasing about it, has a terrifying run-in with a knife-wielding mentally disturbed man, learns more about using The Look only for good, sees how we’re often caught up in what we only imagine is happening, turns an enemy into a friend, helps his team beat their rivals, and develops telepathy with Wilcox. He also struggles throughout the book to stop a relentless bullying conflict that comes to a crisis when his best friend Monty decides that suicide is his only escape.  What will Jerry do?

Set accurately in post-WWII America (1948). Jerry faces many emotional and ethical issues that kids face today.

See Tabs for links to all of Jerry's other entertaining adventures.

The series order is:

Jerry's Magic 
Jerry's Madness 
Jerry's Mystery 
Jerry's Mastery
Jerry's Magnificence

Early Praise

NetGalley Review:

Full Text: Jerry's Madness by W. W. Rowe is a must read for children experiencing real life or online bullying, especially if the bullying is due to real or perceived differences in gender identity or sexual orientation. There are gay slurs, but they are used as part of an important contemporary message. As with Jerry's Magic, the setting is well drawn and feels natural despite being set in the 50s. The compelling characters achieve more depth than they did in the first book, but this book can successfully stand alone. Gone is the innocence of a Rockwell painting that prevailed in the first book, replaced with something a little grittier, but not too dark for the intended audience, which would be children old enough to handle gay slurs and the topic of suicide. Read this book before giving it to your child. Make yourself available for questions when you give them the book and follow up with them after they read it to be certain that they have assimilated the content. I cannot emphasize enough how great this book is on the subject of bullying. If your child has a friend who is bullied, this will help them to be the kind of friend they need to be. If your child is being bullied, it might save their life.

Save $ on all 5 together

Click here to purchase the full Jerry's M— series (all 5 volumes together) and save an additional $3.05 over our individual-volume discounts.

About W.W. Rowe

W.W. Rowe lives in Sedona, Arizona, with his artist-writer wife Eleanor. He received a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from NYU, where he taught Russian and Comparative Literature. His publications include seven volumes of literary criticism and numerous award-winning children's stories.

Book Details

This action-packed sequel to Mom’s Choice® Award winning Jerry’s Magic is the second book in W.W. Rowe’s five-volume Jerry’s M— series, and another Mom’s Choice® Silver Award winner! Here at age eleven Jerry has his first kiss, gets steamed over his friends’ teasing about it, has a terrifying run-in with a knife-wielding mentally disturbed man, learns more about using The Look only for good, sees how we’re often caught up in what we only imagine is happening, turns an enemy into a friend, helps his team beat their rivals, and develops telepathy with Wilcox. He also struggles throughout the book to stop a relentless bullying conflict that comes to a crisis when his best friend Monty decides that suicide is his only escape.  What will Jerry do?

Set accurately in post-WWII America (1948). Jerry faces many emotional and ethical issues that kids face today.

See Tabs for links to all of Jerry's other entertaining adventures.

The series order is:

Jerry's Magic 
Jerry's Madness 
Jerry's Mystery 
Jerry's Mastery
Jerry's Magnificence

NetGalley Review:

Full Text: Jerry's Madness by W. W. Rowe is a must read for children experiencing real life or online bullying, especially if the bullying is due to real or perceived differences in gender identity or sexual orientation. There are gay slurs, but they are used as part of an important contemporary message. As with Jerry's Magic, the setting is well drawn and feels natural despite being set in the 50s. The compelling characters achieve more depth than they did in the first book, but this book can successfully stand alone. Gone is the innocence of a Rockwell painting that prevailed in the first book, replaced with something a little grittier, but not too dark for the intended audience, which would be children old enough to handle gay slurs and the topic of suicide. Read this book before giving it to your child. Make yourself available for questions when you give them the book and follow up with them after they read it to be certain that they have assimilated the content. I cannot emphasize enough how great this book is on the subject of bullying. If your child has a friend who is bullied, this will help them to be the kind of friend they need to be. If your child is being bullied, it might save their life.

Click here to purchase the full Jerry's M— series (all 5 volumes together) and save an additional $3.05 over our individual-volume discounts.

About W.W. Rowe

Larson Publications photo of author W.W. Rowe

W.W. Rowe lives in Sedona, Arizona, with his artist-writer wife Eleanor. He received a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from NYU, where he taught Russian and Comparative Literature. His publications include seven volumes of literary criticism and numerous award-winning children's stories.

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