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ISBN: 0375902651
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (May 9, 2000)
Category: Mysteries & Detectives
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 142
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Also by wendelin van draanen. Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. Shredderman: Enemy Spy. This book is dedicated to my parents, Peter and Mieske. Van Draanen, who had the courage to pioneer wide waters.

Also by wendelin van draanen. Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man. Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy. Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf. Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy. Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception. Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen. amp; How I Survived Being a Girl. Also to my husband's her, Lyman.

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN was a classroom teacher for many years before becoming a full-time writer. The books in the Sammy Keyes mystery series have been embraced by critics and readers alike, with Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best children’s mystery. Wendelin is also the author of many award-winning novels, including Flipped, The Running Dream, Runaway, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Swear to Howdy, The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, and Wild Bird. You can find her online at WendelinVanDraanen.

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, which inaugurated the Sammy Keyes series in. .

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, which inaugurated the Sammy Keyes series in 1998, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America in 1999. Runaway, a companion book to the Sammy Keyes series, is about a girl named Holly who tries to escape from her latest foster home. In 2004 and 2005 Van Draanen wrote Shredderman, a four-book series for younger readers about a fifth grade boy who assumes a secret identity to help him win the battle for truth and justice. Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary (Feb 2001) – Edgar nominee, Best Juvenile. Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy (May 2002).

Wendelin takes on some tough subjects kids may be exposed to and this book is no exception. In this book, Sammy finds herself entwined in a mystery after meeting an old lady who tells her the story of Moustache Mary. Her cabin burns down, and there's a shiny new gas can near the fire. Sammy finds out that some kids she knows are drinking and into drugs. This book shows that it's okay to not give into things to be cool and that good friends really do help each other and stick together. However the mystery just seems to start there. This book is full of old west family feuds, and honestly reminds me a lot of Holes by Louis Sachar in the same tone.

Автор: Van Draanen Wendelin Название: Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack ISBN: 0375870520 ISBN-13 . The pace of Van Draanen's prose matches Jessica's at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story.

The pace of Van Draanen's prose matches Jessica's at her swiftest.

Wendelin Van Draanen. I mean, it's one thing to nudge me from behind-it's quite another to do it to Officer Borsch use as m. I mean, it's one thing to nudge me from behind-it's quite another to do it to Officer Borsch use as much as she was just sniffing him out, but she might as well have goosed him for all the noise he made. He jumps back, crying, Hey! Heeeeey! Get away from me!. Penny snorts after him, twitching her snout around in the air. You hear me? Get away!.

Wendelin Van Draanen spent many years as a classroom teacher and is now a full-time writer. She is the author of many award-winning books, including the Sammy Keyes mysteries, Flipped, Swear to Howdy, Runaway, and Confessions of a Serial Kisser. Ms. Va. ore about Wendelin Van Draanen.

Wendelin Van Draanen has written more than thirty novels for young readers and teens. She is the author of the 18-book Edgar-winning Sammy Keyes series, and wrote Flipped which was named a Top 100 Children’s Novel for the 21st Century by SLJ, and became a Warner Brothers feature film with Rob Reiner directing. Her novel The Running Dream was awarded ALA’s Schneider Family Award for its portrayal Wendelin Van Draanen has written more than thirty novels for young readers and teens.

When Sammy and her friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road, their . Lucinda tells them a true tale of the Wild West, her great-grandma Moustache Mary, and a century-old family feud.

When Sammy and her friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road, their quiet weekend in the country quickly becomes an adventure. But this feud is hardly ancient history. Past and present collide-and combust!-when Mary's pioneer cabin burns to the ground. Sammy thinks the cause of the fire may be a hundred years old, but still, the gas can she finds near the scene of the crime is shiny and ne.

The normally unflappable Sammy Keyes is reeling--not from her encounters with a corpse, an arsonist, or an irate policeman, these she can handle. No, what completely unbalances her is the teen-scene at a New Year's Eve party. Caught up in this adolescent ambush, Sammy begins to doubt herself. And if she can't trust her own instincts, how can she possibly figure out who burned down a pioneer-era cabin, how a 200-pound pig has disappeared , or why Casey might want to hold her hand?In this fifth Sammy Keyes mystery, Wendelin Van Draanen gives us her most ambitious work to date. While her prose is as comic as ever, there's a very serious undercurrent here--Sammy is tossed and torn, both literally and figuratively, as she shoots the rapids of this plot. But in puzzling out whodunit and how and why, she manages not only to turn the culprits over to the police, but also to reclaim a belief in her own strength.

Comments:

Vojar
Wonderful book series for kids.
Phain
Wow! I was reading it far a report and got totally hooked! I like how it's really funny, but intense at the same time. I completely understand how Sammy feels about drinking, drugs, guys and Lucinda. I LOVED IT!!!
zzzachibis
My son (11)has several books and loves the whole series. It is great to find a book your kids want to read.
Roram
The first Sammy Keyes book that this rabid YA reader has read, it tells the story of an all-too-human adolescent girl whose curiosity, helpful nature, and goodness overcome admonitions to stay uninvolved. So, with the help of her friends, including adult ones, she becomes the `detective' seeking a solution to the destruction of the former cabin of Mustache Mary, a pioneer settler so named for wearing a fake mustache to pass as a man on a wagon train. The cabin rests on the property of Mary's descendents, including her senior citizen great-granddaughter, Lucinda Huntley. There are age-appropriate problems and issues as parts of the investigation, including dealing with other young people partying in detrimental ways and with adults who don't want kids' input on matters, particularly when they're up to something. Mystery with humanity, a bit of silliness, and without violence, this first read will lead to another for me with the expectation that The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew have a modern cohort worth reading. Recommended for intermediate grade readers.
skriper
In this story Sammy Keyes has to solve a mystery about a family riot. Sammy has to find out who burnt down her very old friend Lucindia's cabin. The cabin was so special because it was a home to her great aunt. The famalies started fighting when Mary was shot at. One night Sammy and Dot went to a party to find Dot's two older brothers. At the party the girls seen many things that they didn't want to see.They seen things like kids taking drugs and drinking beer. Sammy also seen one of her enemies Heather drinking beer. Sammy and Mirrisa also fell in love with two boys. The next morning Sammy found out that Heather was the twin of the boy she liked. Later on that day sammy found a meth lab in a cellar at Lucindia's house. They then found out that it was Dallas who was the owner of the lab and also the one who burnt down the cabin.Sammy and Dot captured the criminal and then went home
Mbon
This book has suspense and mystery written all over it. It is definitely a book you cannot put down. It had a little of everything for everybody, humor, mystery, and a bit of romance. Sammy, a 13-year-old girl, has to visit her friend's house. On the way she encounters boys she thinks stole her skateboard. Later down the road, she meets other things too, like a feuding old lady with a pet pig. Then once at her friend's house strange and sad things start to happen. They go to a funeral and it turns out to be much more. Then old lady's ancestor's cabin burns down. It makes you start to think who would and why would someone do that? But all these things fit together in the end. The author, Wendelin Van Draanen, who has won many awards, must have had to put an enormous amount time of to make such a great book.
invasion
The first book in this series (Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief) was on my daughter's summer reading list between 4th and 5th grade. I read it with my daughter, and we were hooked. We read this book together as a family. Inquisitive and resourceful, Samantha (Sammy) Keyes makes a great tween protagonist. Be forewarned that there are some alcohol and drug references (marijuana, cocaine and meth) in this book which provided us with the opportunity to talk about these issues very frankly with our 10-year-old daughter. I recommend reading this series in order because the characters and relationships develop from one book to the next.
The fifth book in an entertaining series, The Curse of Mustache Mary is a thrilling teenage mystery. Sammy Keyes, the returning female hero, is spending the New Years at her friend Dot's house along with her friends Marissa and Holly. While helping Dot's dad out with his plant nursery, the four come across a strange woman leading a big, black pig down the road to the "Murdock Party." Turns out that the "party" is a funeral and that Dot's neighborhood is tied up in a lot more than plants and farms. Sammy Keyes leads her friends through an adventure of family rivalry, drug dealers, and hidden treasure, thrilling the reader with her great sense of humor and her gift for disaster.
As always, Van Draanen has managed to come up with another mystery for Sammy to solve. Though the Sammy Keyes series is geared towards a younger crowd, they are easily enjoyed by all and are great quick reads!

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