Jadie in Five Dimensions (Paperback)

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A thirteen-year-old girl seeks answers about her past in the fourth dimension—and beyond—in this think-outside-the-box adventure.

What do you do when it turns out your whole life has been a lie?
Jadie Martin was always told she was abandoned by her parents. Creatures from the 4th dimension rescued her and placed her with a loving adoptive family. Now, Jadie acts as an agent for the beings, also known as Seers. She uses the 4th dimension as a short-cut to travel anywhere on Earth, performing missions calculated to guide the world toward a brighter future.

But then Jadie discovers that her origin story is fake. In reality, her birth family has suffered multiple tragedies and disasters engineered from 4-space, including the devastating loss of their baby girl. Her!

Doubting the Seers, Jadie starts anonymously observing her long-lost family. Why are they so important? What are the true intentions of the Seers? And what will all-powerful four-dimensional beings do to a rebellious human girl when they realize she's interfering with their plans?  

A Wrinkle in Time meets Flatland in this thrilling journey that challenges the meaning of family, loyalty, and our universe at large.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the Author

Dianne K. Salerni has written many books for children and young adults, including state-award nominated series The Eighth Day and Junior Library Guild selection Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts. She attended the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania before teaching fourth and fifth grades for many years. Now Dianne spends her time hanging around creepy cemeteries, climbing 2,000-year-old pyramids for book research, and volunteering at her local rescue animal shelter. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Visit her at www.diannesalerni.com.

Praise For…

"Salerni threads a healthy dose of theoretical physics through the plot line, which should please young sci-fi fans. Well-earned reversals in the developing action will keep less mathematically minded readers engaged, while refreshingly un-clichéd characterization steers the narrative clear of tired tropes. While many middle-grade novels ask "What if...?" Jadie’s adventures give the question real teeth."—The Horn Book

"Salerni offers a page-turning adventure tale and adeptly breaks down the math and science elements behind multidimensional theory for middle-grade readers. The book also has heart, touching on the emotional lives of two adopted 13-year-olds and the true meaning of family."—Booklist

"A thrilling ride through a multidimensional universe and high-stakes action"—Kirkus Reviews

"A complex, engaging sci-fi adventure that offers a different perspective on our world, literally from a dimension beyond."—School Library Journal

"Though mostly a fast-paced journey between worlds, it ultimately comes back to the themes of adoption, family, loyalty, trust, and love. Jadie and her family join together to come out on top and defeat the beings who are manipulating everything they do. Perfect for math and science fans who love adventure stories spanning across multidimensional world."—School Library Connection
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823453382
ISBN-10: 0823453383
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English