Jasper’s Answer

Jasper’s Answer was written by one of the Stories2Connect researchers in collaboration with a young person participating with the project. The material for the story was collected through a series of interviews and events where the writer observed and talked with ‘Jasper’ in a wide variety of settings. This story offers a fictional portrayal of a moment in Jasper’s life in which he considers a particularly perplexing riddle. The story is aimed at children aged between 7-14, but we hope that all children and adults will enjoy the story and connect with it in a variety of ways

For Jasper, if you’re going to do something, you’d better do it well. Faced with a dilemma that appears to have no easy answer, Jasper offers a window into what is important for people to know about others as he explores the merits of looking beyond the surface …