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Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Jennifer A. Nielsen

Jennifer A. Nielsen

Books by Jennifer A. Nielsen

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Chaya Lindner is a Jewish teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. She becomes a courier and travels between the Jewish ghettos of Poland, smuggling goods. After a mission goes terribly wrong, Chaya's network shatters. She is alone and unsure of where to go, until a member of her cell finds her and delivers a message that chills Chaya to her core, and sends her on a journey toward an even larger uprising in the works --- in the Warsaw Ghetto.

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

The survivors have made it out of the jungle, but they may be sorry they ever left when they stumble upon a whole new ecosystem, populated with entirely new threats. And the greatest threat of all may come from within. Because one of the kids is changing...The seven-book series begun by #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Westerfeld only gets bigger and bolder under the frenzied imagination of bestselling, critically acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen!

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Children's, Culture
With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.
by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Trouble has a way of seeking out Nicolas Calva and it's not likely to leave him alone any time soon. With Caesar's magic bulla, the Malice of Mars and the possibility of a Jupiter Stone in play, all the powers of Rome are circling Nic. He'll have to maneuver his way through scheming government officials and reawakened magical beasts to save the Empire. Can he manage to keep his friends and family safe, claim his own freedom once and for all, and rescue the Empire.

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Magic

Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War --- the battle to destroy Rome from within --- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet --- one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear. When the Praetors capture Nic's mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly bring about the end of Rome as well as his own life.

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods --- magic some Romans would kill for. In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders.

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Fix the past. Save the future. Dak, Sera, and Riq involve themselves in one of the most bizarre spy missions in history...and the outcome of World War II hangs in the balance.

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense

Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?

by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Children's, Fiction

Lose the game, lose your life. The first book in the high-charged Ascendance Trilogy.