The Pain and the Great One Series by Judy Blume
Pain and the Great One
December 29, The Pain and the Great One was originally written as a poem for the book that accompanied the album and television special that aired in , Free To Be You and Me. The picture book version of The Pain and The Great One , still in print, is the story in verse of two siblings, a girl, The Great One, a third grader, and her brother, The Pain, a first grader. Although short on text, the words and illustrations combine to depict sibling rivalry and the different perspectives kids have on their siblings and how their parents treat them. In the bare expressions of jealousy and hatred this brother and sister have for each other was probably pretty revolutionary.
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As with other stories, each views the other as best loved in the family but share an abiding loyalty for the other. Anyone with a sibling will appreciate this gently humorous tale. Author Interviews Meet your favorite authors and illustrators in our video interviews. Book Finder Create your own booklists from our library of 5, books! Themed Booklists Dozens of carefully selected booklists, for kids years old. Nonfiction for Kids Tips on finding great books, reading nonfiction and more. Skip to main content.
Few authors are as well known as Judy Blume. Her popularity is due to her ability to capture real children and their families, growing, changing and laughing together. Join Peter and his family as they share daily life and living in New York City. Watch the Pain and the Great One engage in school adventures, and more. Even if you're beyond childhood or adolescence, Judy Blume is sure to remind you how you once were as you share these books with the young people in your lives. Jake aka The Pain , a first grader and his sister, 3rd grader Abigail aka The Great One , share vignettes in alternating chapters about life and living in their school and at home.