Patricia Reilly Giff
About this Book
Judith lives with her beloved aunt Cora and her faithful Dog on a beautiful island. Years ago,
when her mother left, Judith stopped talking. Now she communicates entirely through
gestures and taps, and by drawing cartoons, speaking only when she’s alone—or with Dog.
This year, Judith faces a big change—leaving her small, special classroom for a regular
fifth-grade class. She likes her new teacher, and finds a maybe-friend in a
boy named Mason. But Jubilee’s wandering feet won’t stop until they find her mother.
And now she discovers that her mother has moved back to the mainland, nearby.
If Jubilee finds her, will her mother’s love be what she needs to speak again?
Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
3. What is the definition of the word?
4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
5. Explain how the word connects to the story.
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the
other MCBA books you read.