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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
category: Children's Fiction
published: Jan 2018
ISBN:9781459816442
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Shadow

by Mere Joyce

tagged: mysteries & detective stories, special needs, film
Description

Fourteen-year-old Preston Craft is organizing a film festival for his school's film club. When one of the films goes missing two days before the festival begins, Preston is convinced it was stolen and is determined to get it back. The only indication of the theft is a suspicious shadow that Preston noticed right before he discovered the film was gone—but Preston is legally blind and no one quite believes him. However, not unlike the gritty private eyes in the classic black-and-white films he adores, Preston refuses to give up. Can he solve the mystery based on such a shady clue?

About the Author
Mere Joyce writes short stories as well as novels and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario. As both a writer and a librarian, she understands the importance of reading and the impact the right story can have on young minds. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her family. For more information, visit www.merejoyce.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 13
Grade:
5 to 8
Reading age:
10 to 14
Editorial Reviews

"Shadow would be a great resource for those looking for an item that highlights diversity or trying to target a young reader who has an interest in cinema and film. The first person narration helps draw readers into the action and moves the story forward at a steady pace…Shadow is a great book that offers an engaging complexity within a small, accessible format."

— CM Magazine

"The book is easy to follow and has a moral about letting people that we perceive as having a 'disability' make their own choices."

— School Library Connection

"The writing is straightforward with uncomplicated, short sentences, but [the] plotline is immersive. Written between a third and fourth grade reading level, this [book] will particularly appeal to middle school hi-lo readers."

— School Library Journal
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