Germy Johnson's Secret Plan


75 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-590-71671-9
DDC jC813'.54





Illustrations by Alison Lohans
Reviewed by Jami van Haaften

Jami van Haaften is a librarian and author of An Index to Selected
Canadian Provincial Government Publications for Librarians, Teachers and


Forced to give up his own room to accommodate a visiting great-aunt,
Jeremy Johnson devises a “secret plan,” one sure to drive Aunt Pru
away. While he works on his plan, he also has to cope with the pressures
of school and neighborhood bullies. This book also finds Jeremy
adjusting to sharing a room with his baby sister and enjoying the
company of a stray kitten he found and is allowed to keep. He discovers
that Aunt Pru tells funny stories about her childhood, entertains his
friends on after-school visits, and seems to understand his point of
view even when his parents don’t. The book reaches a satisfying
conclusion as Jeremy comes to appreciate how important Aunt Pru is to
him. Recommended for juvenile readers.


Lohans, Alison., “Germy Johnson's Secret Plan,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 18, 2024,