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Among the Barons: The Shadow Children Book Four (Shadow Children #04)

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Smits had nothing left of his brother.
He was gone.

And Luke had taken his name.

How could anyone hear Smits sobbing and think he was merely a foolish, homesick kid? Luke knew what grief was like....What if Oscar suddenly understood, too?

Smits's grief was dangerous. Smits's grief could kill Luke.


As a third child in a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner was in hiding for the first twelve years of his life. Then he was given the freedom of an identity card that had belonged to Lee Grant, a Baron (a member of the highest class of society), and was sent to boarding school as Lee. But now, just when things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother, Smits, arrives at school, and Luke finds himself caught in a web of lies that gets more complex with every passing day — and possibly even lethal. Can Luke trust the grief-stricken Smits to keep Luke's secret? And can he trust Smits's menacing bodyguard, Oscar?

Luke finds that living among the Barons puts him in the deadliest danger he has ever faced.

As she did in Among the Hidden and the other Shadow Children books, Margaret Peterson Haddix depicts one individual trying to make sense of a world in which nothing is what it seems.

Synopsis:

Smits had nothing left of his brother.

He was gone.

And Luke had taken his name.

How could anyone hear Smits sobbing and think he was merely a foolish, homesick kid? Luke knew what grief was like....What if Oscar suddenly understood, too?

Smits's grief was dangerous. Smits's grief could kill Luke.

As a third child in a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner was in hiding for the first twelve years of his life. Then he was given the freedom of an identity card that had belonged to Lee Grant, a Baron (a member of the highest class of society), and was sent to boarding school as Lee. But now, just when things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother, Smits, arrives at school, and Luke finds himself caught in a web of lies that gets more complex with every passing day — and possibly even lethal. Can Luke trust the grief-stricken Smits to keep Luke's secret? And can he trust Smits's menacing bodyguard, Oscar?

Luke finds that living among the Barons puts him in the deadliest danger he has ever faced.

As she did in Among the Hidden and the other Shadow Children books, Margaret Peterson Haddix depicts one individual trying to make sense of a world in which nothing is what it seems.

Synopsis:

As a third child in a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner discovers that living among the Grant family might be deadlier than he ever imagined.

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many memorable novels for young readers, including Escape from Memory, Because of Anya, Takeoffs and Landings, The Girl with 500 Middle Names, Turnabout, and Running Out of Time. Among the Barons is the fourth book in a sequence about "shadow children" that began with Among the Hidden. Her work has been honored with the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, ALA Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers citations, and state readers' choice lists in twenty-eight states. Margaret graduated from Miami University with degrees in creative writing, journalism, and history and has worked as a newspaper reporter and a community college instructor. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, Doug, and their children, Meredith and Connor.

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twinmom1969, May 8, 2007 (view all comments by twinmom1969)
Yet another thrilling book by Margaret Peterson Haddix! Luke HAS to become Lee Grant to protect himself and possibly his younger "brother." I read it in just a few hours! Could not put it down!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689839061
Author:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Author:
Nielsen, Cliff
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
hidden; in hiding; siblings; children; youngest child; third born; shadow children; series; shadow; secret kid; secret children; totalitarian governement; government; near future; science fiction; danger; attic; famine; rations; shortage; control; captive
Subject:
hidden; in hiding; siblings; children; youngest child; third born; shadow children; series; shadow; secret kid; secret children; totalitarian governement; government; near future; science fiction; danger; attic; famine; rations; shortage; control; captive
Subject:
hidden; in hiding; siblings; children; youngest child; third born; shadow children; series; shadow; secret kid; secret children; totalitarian governement; government; near future; science fiction; danger; attic; famine; rations; shortage; control; captive
Subject:
hidden; in hiding; siblings; children; youngest child; third born; shadow children; series; shadow; secret kid; secret children; totalitarian governement; government; near future; science fiction; danger; attic; famine; rations; shortage; control; captive
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Shadow Children Books
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10.115 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 192 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689839061 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Smits had nothing left of his brother.

He was gone.

And Luke had taken his name.

How could anyone hear Smits sobbing and think he was merely a foolish, homesick kid? Luke knew what grief was like....What if Oscar suddenly understood, too?

Smits's grief was dangerous. Smits's grief could kill Luke.

As a third child in a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner was in hiding for the first twelve years of his life. Then he was given the freedom of an identity card that had belonged to Lee Grant, a Baron (a member of the highest class of society), and was sent to boarding school as Lee. But now, just when things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother, Smits, arrives at school, and Luke finds himself caught in a web of lies that gets more complex with every passing day — and possibly even lethal. Can Luke trust the grief-stricken Smits to keep Luke's secret? And can he trust Smits's menacing bodyguard, Oscar?

Luke finds that living among the Barons puts him in the deadliest danger he has ever faced.

As she did in Among the Hidden and the other Shadow Children books, Margaret Peterson Haddix depicts one individual trying to make sense of a world in which nothing is what it seems.

"Synopsis" by , As a third child in a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner discovers that living among the Grant family might be deadlier than he ever imagined.
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