Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? (Paperback)

By Liz Kessler

Candlewick, 9780763690960, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

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Description

From New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler comes the magical tale of a (sometimes invisible) teen—and her truly super friends.

Jessica Jenkins has always been a perfectly ordinary girl—until one day part of her arm vanishes in the middle of geography class! Jessica’s friends Izzy and Tom are determined to help her develop her newfound invisibility, though Jessica is more concerned with discovering where the ability came from. When it becomes apparent that there may be other kids developing strange powers of their own, Jessica marshals them into a slapdash band of “slightly superheroes.” But when an unscrupulous adult discovers the origin of their powers and kidnaps one of the team, the rest must put their heads—and all of their skills—together to avert disaster.


About the Author

Liz Kessler is the author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series, the Philippa Fisher series, the novels North of Nowhere and A Year Without Autumn, and a series of early readers about Poppy the Pirate Dog. Liz Kessler lives in England.


Praise For Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Readers not yet ready for teen thrillers should warm to this unlikely band of new friends who solve this easy-to-read "scientific" mystery with no adult intervention.
—Kirkus Reviews

The mix of kids from different backgrounds and social groups makes for an interesting look at the challenges of crossing cultural and social barriers. A light, fun read that is sure to be popular among fans of Kessler’s other works including the “Emily Windsnap” and “Philippa Fisher” series.
—School Library Journal

The suggestion of supernatural or magical elements intrigues.
—Publishers Weekly

Kessler combines elements of adventure, mystery, and fantasy, incorporating themes of friendship into a fun middle grade novel. Teachers will find it to be an engaging read-aloud.
—School Library Connection

Anyone who ever dreamed of being more than ordinary will love this slightly super story.
—Discovery Girls