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Among the Barons
Contributor(s): Haddix, Margaret Peterson (Author)

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ISBN: 0689839065     ISBN-13: 9780689839061
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2003
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Annotation: 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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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Siblings
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2002004534
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Lexile Measure: 710(Not Available)
Series: Shadow Children Books
Physical Information: 0.75" H x 5.8" W x 8.75" (0.62 lbs) 192 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Family
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/28/2003 pg. 71
Booklist 05/15/2003 pg. 1661
School Library Journal 06/01/2003 pg. 142
Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2003 pg. 236
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 367 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 367 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 69053
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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.


Contributor Bio(s): Haddix, Margaret Peterson: - Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.
 
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