A Story of Lawyers


Children - General
38 Pages
Reviewed on 02/21/2013
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Author Biography

Jacqueline J. Buyze is a Florida licensed attorney practicing in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution and a freelance children’s book writer. In additional to her books, Jacqueline has written personal stories commissioned by friends and colleagues. She has also authored a multitude of articles on law-related topics that have appeared in local newspapers and professional publications.

Jacqueline received her B.A. in psychology, cum laude, from the University of South Florida and her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. She is certified by both the Florida Supreme Court and the Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida in civil mediation. She is also a working member of Collier County Foreclosure Task Force, actively volunteering since its inception in 2008. Formerly, Jacqueline has served as an officer/director of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers ("FAWL"), a past president of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association, and founding chair of Breakfast & Books, FAWL’s nationally-recognized statewide reading and mentoring program benefiting PACE Centers for Girls. She was also an officer/director of her local PACE center. These experiences were the catalyst for "A Story of Lawyers", which she originally wrote to educate her nieces and nephews about the important work lawyers do.

Jacqueline has resided in Naples, Florida since 1986. Prior to attending law school, she enjoyed a ten-year career with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trisha Dawn Daffon for Readers' Favorite

"A Story of Lawyers" is a book by Jacqueline Buyze. In it are rhymes which depict one of the most high end professions and that is of being a lawyer. It talks about the process: the life of a student, the exam one has to take, becoming a lawyer, and finally, becoming a judge. This book has the aim of letting children get a glimpse of this particular profession.

The moment I saw the book, I loved it immediately! The cover was colorful and it spells F-U-N. It made me feel excited of what could be inside it. It did not disappoint because as soon as I went further, the colorful images continued. I'm sure that kids would love to pluck this out of a bookshelf and hand it to their parents to be bought just after looking at the illustrations. Also, I think it will help them digest the concept more. The story inside is just as good as the illustrations. The rhyming is funny but not nonsense. It is cleverly written. Children have short attention span but the way this book is written, it is bound to make them sit down and ask for the reader to read further. I did notice that the rhymes are a bit long and there are difficult terms written as well. It can pose as a problem if the child himself would read it. One look and he might have thoughts of putting the book down. However, I like the fact that the difficult terminologies are given definition and explanations in the end. Also, this book can be a great challenge for kids to read it creatively so as to stay and finish it. All in all, it is an amazing book where the illustrations and the content go hand in hand perfectly to bring a very complicated profession into simple and understandable terms. This is not only a must-read, it is also a must-have.