y I Am Jack series - author   children's fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 I Am Jack
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y I Am Jack Susanne Gervay , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2000 Z140533 2000 single work single work children's fiction children's children's 'Eleven-year-old Jack suffers terrible headaches as he worries that his grandmother will soon die, his mother's boyfriend will move in—or leave—and especially that the school bully will get revenge for Jack's ill-timed joke at his expense’ (source: NLA).
y Super Jack Susanne Gervay , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2003 Z1065018 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'Super Jack, like I Am Jack is funny, even hilarious at times. He’s a terrific kid, but he’s got challenges to face like every kid. There’s a new person in Jack’s life– LEO, the son of the sort-of-step-dad Rob. What’s twelve year old Jack supposed to do? His family is just fine with Nanna, Mum, his sister Samantha, Rob and Anna and the Napoli’s nearby. Jack doesn’t want Leo in his bedroom and work-shed. Is Leo taking his place with Jack’s sort-of-step-dad Rob and Mum? What does Rob moving in mean?

'Jack’s Grandad has passed away, but he knows Grandad is watching after them all. And Nanna is always there. She loves bargains and keeps buying cheap purple glow-in-the-dark underpants that no one wants to wear. She’s a bit deaf, her teeth fall out sometimes, but she’s wise and Jack loves her. Nanna’s getting wobblier and can’t live by herself anymore. Jack’s worried about Nanna.

'There’s always things to think about – bush fires and the news. Who would light a fire deliberately? There’s so much happening in the world with war and peace marches. Then there’s the neighbourhood Italian girl Anna. Her parents run the Napoli’s Delicioso Fruitology Market and Anna makes Jack feel red and hot.

'It’s holiday time and they’re all headed up North for a beach holiday – Jack, Mum, Nanna, Samantha, Rob, Ann and Leo – and Jack’s got a lot to work out.' (Publication summary)

y Always Jack Susanne Gervay , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2010 Z1734266 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Jack's life seems to get more complicated as he gets older, and this year's a doozy. His mum and sister wants to call their new house Sunflower, his friendship with Anna might be turning into something more, and his mum and her partner want to get married! But overshadowing all that, his mum finds out she's sick - and it's going to take all Jack's humour and courage to deal with it. A funny and touching look at the effect of breast cancer on families.' (From the publisher's website.)
y Being Jack Susanne Gervay , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2014 8454961 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Jack is in Year 6 now and still loves his photography, surfing, and crazy family. Things are going well for him, particularly at school where he isn't bullied any more. But he notices that his best friend Christopher is being taunted and is starting to miss school and hiding out and avoiding everyone. And when a football match turns ugly and Jack and Christopher witness some unfair dirty play, they know that, again, the bullying has to stop. ' (Publication summary)

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First known date: 2000
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