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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Jump at the Sun
Publication date April 1, 2007
Pages 216
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781423102519
ISBN-10 1423102517
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers. Reprint.
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Sam can't believe it when his father leaves the family to marry another woman--and a white woman, at that. The betrayal cuts deep--Sam had been so close to his dad, he idolized him. Now who can he turn to, who can he trust? Even God seems to have ditched him.

Ishmael is his father's first son, the heir, his favorite. But when his father is visited by mysterious strangers who claim that Abraham's wife, Sarah, will finally give birth to a legitimate son, Ishmael is worried. And when baby Isaac arrives, Ishmael becomes more isolated from his father. Could Abraham's God, who had spoken to Ishmael's mother, to whom he has made countless sacrifices, now betray him in favor of this new son?

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