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Among the Hidden: The Shadow Children Book One (Shadow Children #01)

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ISBN13: 9780689824753
ISBN10: 0689824750
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Medford lives on a neat, orderly island calledsimplyIsland.
     Islanders like names that say exactly what a thing (or a person) is or does. Nothing less.
     Islanders like things (and people) to do what their names say they will. Nothing more.
     In fact, everything on Island is named for its purpose, even the people who inhabit it. But Medford Runyuin is different. A foundling, he has a meaningless last name that is just one of many reminders that he's an outsider. And, to make matters worse, Medford's been keeping a big secret, one that could get him banished from Island forever.
    When the smelliest, strangest, unruliest creature Island has ever seen comes barreling right into his rigid world, Medford cant help but start to question the rules hes been trying to follow his entire life.
     A whimsical fantasy debut about belonging, the dangers of forgetting history, and the Usefulness of art, The Unnameables is one of the funniest stories of friendship youll ever read, with a cast of characters youll never forget.
 

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Government regulations limit families to two children each, so Luke, an illegal third-born, must live his life in secret, hidden in his family's farmhouse. Then he joins Jen, another "shadow child, " for a chance to come out into the light--a dangerous gamble with high stakes. "A chilling and intelligent novel."--"Kirkus Reviews." An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.

Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.

Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows — does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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"The novels humor and amiable tone make it a highly-accessible but thought-provoking read."--The Horn Book Magazine

"Avid readers in middle school and high school will enjoy a tale that combines magic with an almost puritanical culture."--VOYA (5Q4P)

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naveenachittineedi, October 12, 2008 (view all comments by naveenachittineedi)
Never seen such an amazing book in my life! very nice story line! the squence books are also wonderful! i recommend it to everyone!
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theodoracheng, April 21, 2007 (view all comments by theodoracheng)
this book is very touching. but it also shows how cruel the government can be. it sorta reminds me of how some countries really do do things like that and makes me sad. my fiftth grade teaher ms.ryan read this to me. loooove it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689824753
Author:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Author:
Nielsen, Cliff
Author:
Booraem, Ellen
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Birth control
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Social isolation
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Shadow Children Books
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
March 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689824753 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Government regulations limit families to two children each, so Luke, an illegal third-born, must live his life in secret, hidden in his family's farmhouse. Then he joins Jen, another "shadow child, " for a chance to come out into the light--a dangerous gamble with high stakes. "A chilling and intelligent novel."--"Kirkus Reviews." An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
"Synopsis" by , Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.

Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.

Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows — does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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