Jackson with JSON: Unrecognized field, not marked as ignorable

I need to convert a certain JSON string to a Java object. I am using Jackson for JSON handling. I have no control over the input JSON (I read from a web service). This is my input JSON:


Here is a simplified use case:

private void tryReading() {
    String jsonStr = "{\"wrapper\"\:[{\"id\":\"13\",\"name\":\"Fred\"}]}";
    ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();  
    Wrapper wrapper = null;
    try {
        wrapper = mapper.readValue(jsonStr , Wrapper.class);
    } catch (Exception e) {
    System.out.println("wrapper = " + wrapper);

My entity class is:

public Class Student { 
    private String name;
    private String id;
    //getters & setters for name & id here

My Wrapper class is basically a container object to get my list of students:

public Class Wrapper {
    private List<Student> students;
    //getters & setters here

I keep getting this error and “wrapper” returns null. I am not sure what’s missing. Can someone help please?

    Unrecognized field "wrapper" (Class Wrapper), not marked as ignorable
 at [Source: [email protected]; line: 1, column: 13] 
    (through reference chain: Wrapper["wrapper"])
 at org.codehaus.jackson.map.exc.UnrecognizedPropertyException

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