Shadow Children (Boxed Set)

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Shadow Children (Boxed Set)

Among the Hidden; Among the Impostors; Among the Betrayed; Among the Barons

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780689033674, 720pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004


Imagine a world where families are allowed only two children. Illegal third children -- shadow children -- must live in hiding. If they are discovered, there is only one punishment: Death.

Among the Hidden

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

An American Booksellers Association Kids' Pick of the List

Among the Impostors

International Reading Association Young Adults' Choice

Among the Betrayed

An America Library Association Quick Pick

International Reading Association/Children's Book Council Children's Choice

About the Author
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing 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

Praise For Shadow Children (Boxed Set)


Among the Betrayed

Plenty of suspense...lots of thrilling twists and turns.

School Library Journal

Among the Barons

Haddix is a superb storyteller and her view of a future both scary and plausible.