Book Review of What Jamie Saw

What Jamie Saw
What Jamie Saw
Author: Carolyn Coman
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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When Jamie saw him throw the baby,
saw Van throw the little baby,
saw Van throw his little sister Nin,
then they moved.

Nin's okay -- Jamie knows because his mom was there to catch her. And then Jamie and his mom and Nin moved to Earl's little trailer in the middle of nowhere. They don't have a lot of money, and sometimes the car doesn't start, but Jamie has his mom and Nin and, most of all, his magic tricks. Things are fine ... as long as no one gets too close.

"The chillingly rhythmic opening scene left me breathless and hooked ... [This] story could have been bleak ... Instead, it comes laced with spiritual and literal magic."
-The New York Times Book Review