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The Key to Finding Jack
04 Jun 2020 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781789543506

Flick's big brother, Jack, goes missing in Peru and she is desperate to find him. But can she solve the greatest mystery of all: who Jack really is? A novel about the unbreakable bond between siblings.

Fiction / YFC (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 256 pages
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Also by Ewa Jozefkowicz
The Key to Finding Jackby Ewa Jozefkowicz

Flick's big brother, Jack, goes missing in Peru and she is desperate to find him. But can she solve the greatest mystery of all: who Jack really is? A heartwarming, third novel from Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, Ewa Jozefkowicz, about the unbreakable bond between siblings.

Twelve-year-old Flick adores Jack and loves solving puzzles with him. But Jack is soon to flee the family nest and Flick worries she'll lose her partner in crime. During his gap year in Peru, tragedy strikes when an earthquake devastates the region and no one knows what has happened to Jack. Flick and her family are thrown into the horrible unknown.

She finds a key on a fine gold chain and a note with the initials SF in his room, and clings to the hope that SF (whoever that is) might hold the clue to finding her brother. When she sets out to uncover the identity of its owner, she meets new friends, rekindles a special relationship and discovers a whole new side to Jack. Intriguing clues from a legend about Inca gold, to a key with magical powers help her along the way.

Featuring a story within a story and a mystery to solve, The Key to Finding Jack, is about sacrifice and courage, the riches of family, friendship and the power of living life to the full.

Ewa Jozefkowicz's debut novel The Mystery of the Colour Thief, published by Zephyr in 2018, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Girl 38: Finding a Friend, blends contemporary times with WWII Poland. The Key to Finding Jack is about the special bond between siblings. And The Cooking Club Detectives tackles the impact of food poverty on children today. All are published by Zephyr. Ewa lives in London with her husband and twin daughters but regularly visits her family in Poland. www.ewajozefkowicz.com Twitter: @EwaJozefkowicz Insta: ewas_bookshelf

Confident third 9-12 novel about the power of a sibling bond, intergenerational relationships and importance of family.

THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's prize and longlisted for the Branford Boase.

Jacqueline Wilson for the next generation: instantly empathetic, accessible voice and tips on how to survive life. Readers' notes available. Cover artwork by Katy Riddell.

CBMC code: D3F79

MARKET: Jacqueline Wilson; Cathy Cassidy; Liz Kessler.


'I thoroughly enjoyed Ewa Jozefkowicz's latest novel about family, friendship and listening – to others as well as the inner voice that both chides and encourages ... The Key to Finding Jack is full of tantalising clues and hidden facts ... A brilliant read and an author to watch!' Alison Brumwell, Chair of CILIP Youth Libraries Group

'Jozefkowicz writes wonderfully about family, friendship and self discovery' The Bookseller

Heartwarming, life-affirming and a wonderful page-turner' Chris Soul, children's book reviewer

'The plot has been carefully and skilfully crafted to be a story within a story ... It is so refreshing to find a well-written powerful standalone story for young adults that I hope it will be widely read and enjoyed' The School Librarian

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