Sky Jumpers: Book 1

Reinforced Library Binding | September 24, 2013

byPeggy Eddleman

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Escape one danger. Jump into another. . . .
 
“Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message—that it’s possible to contribute in unexpected ways—is a positive one.” —Publishers Weekly
 
Twelve-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb’s Breath—the deadly band of compressed air that covers the crater left by the bombs—than fail at yet another invention. When bandits discover that White Rock has priceless antibiotics, they invade. With a two-day deadline to finish making this year’s batch and no ingredients to make more, the town is left to choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from the disease that’s run rampant since the bombs, or die fighting the bandits now. Help lies in a neighboring town, but the bandits count everyone fourteen and older each hour. Hope and her friends Aaren and Brock might be the only ones who can escape to make the dangerous trek through the Bomb’s Breath and over the snow-covered mountain. For once, inventing isn’t the answer, but the daring and recklessness that usually get Hope into trouble might just save them all.

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Escape one danger. Jump into another. . . .   “Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message—that it’s possible to contribute in unexpected ways—is a positive one.” —Publishers Weekly   Twelve-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to rec...

PEGGY EDDLEMAN lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her husband and their three hilarious and fun kids. Sky Jumpers is her first novel.From the Hardcover edition.

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Format:Reinforced Library BindingDimensions:288 pages, 8.53 × 6.39 × 0.98 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307981282

ISBN - 13:9780307981288

Customer Reviews of Sky Jumpers: Book 1

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Adventure featuring a Brave Girl *A copy was provided by the publisher for review* Sky Jumper is a Middle Grade novel that I really thoroughly enjoyed! It's one of the better ones that I've read recently. It's really action-packed and it kept the book moving quite well and I think that's what makes this book so great! Hope lives in a place called White Rock where there is a barrier called the Bomb's Breath. It's deadly but it's the thing that protects the village. Hope actually likes diving through Bomb's Breath and have been doing that for a while. When the town went in danger, she was the only one that could save them all. This is an adventurous story about courage and risking everything to save the people you love. I think Hope was a brave girl and that she loved everyone in her village a lot. It's helped her become a better person and make her realize that there are more important things than inventing (which was what the village valued the most). Courage is a very important thing and she doesn't feel like she needs to be as good at inventing as everyone else. It taught her that she's different and that it's a good quality that she has. I loved this story a lot and I think it teaches a very important lesson to kids. At school, everyone would value academics but kids should know that other talents matter as well. This is a book I would definitely recommend to children and plus, it's a very fun read as well!
Date published: 2013-11-03

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Deseret News, September 21, 2013: “Sky Jumpers has plenty of action and more than enough heart to work its way into the hearts and minds of readers everywhere.”Publishers Weekly, August 12, 2013:"A general sense of adventure and wonder permeates this tale, making it a fun, quick read. Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message—that it’s possible to contribute in unexpected ways—is a positive one."School Library Journal, October 2013: "Students not ready for the violence of The Hunger Games will enjoy the book’s adrenaline-rush daredevil adventures."From the Hardcover edition.