Book 1 in the Shadow Jumper Mystery Adventure series. GOLD MEDAL WINNER IN THE WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS 2014. Read and enjoyed by over 100,000 readers! A middle-grade mystery adventure book for boys and girls aged 9 and over. Packed with action & adventure and contemporary themes.
The truth is out there somewhere . . . but how far is Jack willing to jump to find it? Jack Phillips's allergy to sunshine confines him to the shadows, leaving him lonely and at risk of life-threatening burns every time he steps into the light. Shadow jumping on the rooftops at dusk makes him feel alive. And free. But Jack's condition is suddenly worse than ever and only his missing scientist dad can save him. As Jack and his new friend, Beth, begin their frantic search and delve into his dad's past for clues, they have no idea what they are about to uncover. Shocking rumours and dark secrets bombard them at every turn. Jack is brave on the roofs. But can he find the courage to face the truth?
A story about friendship, family, loss, bravery and overcoming adversity.
PRAISE FOR SHADOW JUMPER
'This adventure story has all the crucial elements of a good read - suspense, mystery, action - but on top of all that, it deals with a number of contemporary themes such as divorce, isolation and difficult health conditions and its impact, in a relatable manner.' 'Perfect for both, teens and preteens.' Families Rating 6 out of 6' Families Online
'. . . a touching and gripping adventure, full of surprises and underpinned by a heart-warming message about the power of friendship to fight adversity.' Today's Child Magazine
'A tale full of adventure and mystery' 'with direct, accessible language'. 'A warm, human tale of friendship' - Primary Times (Gloucestershire)
If you love a gripping adventure mystery, download your copy or buy your paperback version of Shadow Jumper now. Perfect for 9/10 - 14 year olds.
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
Q: How did you decide to write for 10-14 year olds? A: When I was about 9 years old I loved reading action & adventure stories and mysteries. Being totally involved in the story and trying to figure out what was going to happen next was great fun, and for me this was the age when I first became really aware of how fantastic it was to read a well-written, gripping story. I wanted to recreate that feeling in SHADOW JUMPER - to be action-filled and a page-turner but to also tackle contemporary themes and issues.
Q: What order should I read books in the series? Good question! The two books involve a different story, but my recommendation is to read SHADOW JUMPER first followed by the second book TWILIGHT ROBBERY.
Q: What/who inspired the main character, Jack, in SHADOW JUMPER? I have to blame my sons for Jack's main preoccupation of shadow jumping! As children they didn't use to walk to school so much as jump between shadows on the pavement. I put this together with the idea of a boy sensitive to sunlight (a real condition that my dad suffered from, though not in such a severe form) and came up with Jack.
Q. Is this book for boys or girls? Both! Boys and girls between the ages of 9-14, teens and preteens, have read and loved it, so I hope you will too. If you enjoy a fast-paced middle-grade mystery adventure with lots of plot twists, then SHADOW JUMPER could be the book for you, your child or grandchild. And I'd love to know what you think of it, so do leave a review on here or at www.jm-forster.com
J M Forster is the awarding-winning writer of mystery books for 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 year olds, action and adventure stories for girls and boys, preteen and tween/teen mysteries and thrillers, fantasy, books for boys aged 9-12, chapter books for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders, children's books age 9 - 11.
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