J is for Jacob Two-Two

J is for Jacob Two-Two.

For this year's A to Z I'm featuring books I've read based on the Reading Challenge.

Today's book is a book that takes place in your hometown.

Jacob Two-Two is the main character in three books for children written by Montreal author Mordecai Richler (of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and many other books and essays). They're snarky and funny and have all sorts of tongue-in-cheek references to Canadian politicians and other authority figures. Jacob Two-Two gets his name from the fact that because he's the youngest child in a large family, he has to keep repeating himself in order to be heard.

I was lucky enough to attend a book signing by Mordecai Richler before he passed away and even got a photo! But it's in storage back in Montreal, and I haven't scanned it, unfortunately. Here are the three books:

Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang

Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur

Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case

If you're looking for fun books for the family, I'd definitely recommend these!


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