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"Not long ago, famine struck the country. People were starving everywhere. The government decided that there was just too many people. The Population Police was formed and it became illegal for families to have more than two children. The Shadow Children series follows a group of illegal third borns as they hide from the government and struggle to gain the freedom they know they deserve. Haddix created a great series for adventure loving kids-- especially if they are third born!"
Katie Juday - Books-A-Million, Montgomery, AL
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.
- ISBN-13: 9780689824753
- ISBN-10: 0689824750
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: March 2000
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.28 pounds
- Page Count: 160
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12