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Jack and the Ultimate Dare

Jack and the Ultimate Dare
Jack and the Ultimate Dare

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An adventure novel for children aged 9-12, based on the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Jack Hart and his gang, The Reds, are the most feared boys in his year group. Breaking the school rules, shoplifting and bullying weaker students, Jack enjoys the feeling of power and is popular with many of the girls. Then one day he is invited to join a criminal gang, consisting of older lads who dropped out of school, if he is able to complete the ultimate dare. Jack and The Reds hatch a plan, whilst trying to avoid the ever-watchful eyes of the local police officer, PC Thomas, and of course their arch enemy – Old Man Sam.

…current and relevant issues for the children today…

Ruth Esplin

Head Teacher at a Church of England Primary School

About the Author

Anita French

Anita French

Anita French was born in Exeter, England, however she is in fact half Swedish and half Italian. When she was six, her family moved to her mother’s home country, Sweden, where she lived until her early twenties. In 2008 she got married and moved to Leeds, where her husband is from, and they have two children, Isobelle and Max. Anita studied English at university, which included educational studies and children’s literature, and she is now working as a teaching assistant in Early Years in a primary school in Leeds. ‘Jack and the Ultimate Dare’ was written as a way to make the parable of the Good Samaritan more accessible and relatable for children today, and to teach the valuable lessons of compassion, forgiveness and love. Anita has a desire to help children grow in their faith through her books, but also to think about the big questions in life and give opportunities to consider what the Bible teaches and how it fits with the present world we live in.

Endorsements and Reviews

Ruth Esplin, Head Teacher at a Church of England Primary School

A story looking at current and relevant issues for the children today with the themes of The Good Samaritan woven into it. Some good lessons for everyone to learn in the plot.

Ruth Esplin
Head Teacher at a Church of England Primary School

Kathy Owen, Primary School Teacher

This modern twist on the famous parable gets you involved from the beginning and makes you want to find out what happens to Jack. But get ready for the unexpected…

Kathy Owen
Primary School Teacher

Matt Barrow, Children's Worker

A great story for 9-12s! Based on the Good Samaritan, a contemporary story that is fast paced and engaging. I’ll be using this in our Sunday School!

Matt Barrow
Children’s Worker

…get ready for the unexpected…

Kathy Owen

Primary School Teacher

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