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 rumors and dark secrets bombard them at every turn. Shadow Jumping takes courage. But when it comes to the truth, just how far will Jack jump to find it?
A thrilling mystery, adventure story with contemporary themes, for boys and girls aged 10 and above. A story about friendship, family, loss, bravery, and overcoming adversity.
Winner of the Gold Award in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, 2014.
J M Forster writes for children and young teens. She lives in Gloucestershire, UK with her husband and two lovely sons. Shadow Jumper is her first book.
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Unique story for 5th-8th graders
- Mary Karowski