Brian Keeney

Brian Keaney

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Jacob's Ladder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover - Jacobs Ladder
JACOB¹S LADDER. Copyright © 2005 Brian Keaney.
Reproduced by permission of the publisher,
Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

There are a million ways to find yourself at the bottom of Jacob’s Ladder but only one way to reach the top.


A boy wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in the middle of an enormous field. There is cropped grass beneath him, dotted here and there with tiny white flowers which seem to glow in the twilight. Ahead of him, in the distance, he can see a line of trees. Nothing is moving in any direction.

He tries to recall how he got here and why he has been lying on the ground fast asleep but he can remember almost nothing. Only one thing remains in his memory: his name is Jacob.

This is the story of a nightmare that will not go away and a journey through fear towards hope. It's a choice between a past you cannot remember and a future you cannot predict. Do you have the strength to take that journey and the courage to make that choice?

Winner of
the Havering Best Of The Best Award
for Teenage Fiction

Shortlisted for:
SOUTH Lanarkshire Book Award
Calderdale Children’s Book Award
Warwickshire Children's book Award

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