Una's Jungle Journey


While helping her mother to get water, a little girl gets lost in the jungle and has to find her way back home. She meets interesting characters along the way, each offering special help and ultimately teaching her things about herself, the island and its creatures.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

It is an excellent little book that most middle school teachers would kill for to read aloud in the late afternoons. Great afternoon read aloud book for middle school audience.

Content Awareness Factors:

Teen Reviewer noted that if you are a teacher it might be a good book to read to kindergartners. First graders might like it but once you get higher than that it might not be so appealing.

Young Reader Reaction

This was a dry not so well written book. I read the first few chapters. It was one of the first books I could put down easily. It might appeal to younger readers, but not so much to older readers.

Parent Reaction

The author brings the reader into the story immediately. There is lots to learn about tropical flora and fauna and the story should capture the imagination and curiosity of most 8- to 10-year-olds.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book adventure.
Educational Themes:

She finds friends in the forest who help her understand courage, self-confidence, appreciation of nature, and personal responsibility. One can certainly teach with this book the themes are universal and Una is a typical 8 to 10 year old.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 12
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. It is worth having for a home, school, or public library. It is an excellent piece of children’s literature. The author seems to know the audience for whom the book was written and he hits all the hot buttons of his readership.

Title Una's Jungle Journey
Author Fred Otis Gibson
Publisher Hara Publishing Group © 2003
Illustrators Anna Skaradzinska, Jill Schmidt
ISBN 1883697476
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Adventure, Nature, Fantasy
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