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Peg Kehret's Thrill-Ogyby Peg Kehret
Synopses & Reviews
Each day, sixth-grader Rusty feeds a dog that's left chained in the frigid weather with no shelter, food, or water. When he realizes the dog has been injured, he tries to have Animal Control help - but when that fails, Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and take it. With the dog in their hideout, the boys face multiple challenges, including Andrew's snoopy sister and the escalating threats of the dog's abusive owner. Even more challenging? The appearance of a ghost dog that appears in Rusty's room, and is trying to lead him to an even deeper secret. . . .
Peg Kehret delivers another fast-paced story with lots of heart, which will leave young readers cheering for Rusty and the dogs.
"Heartwarming, suspenseful, and adventurous, Ghost Dog Secrets is another winner for Kehret." - VOYA
"This tale is both heart-wrenching and heart-racing." - The News Tribune
Ellen Streater received the perfect birthday present—an overnight camp-out at the zoo. Too bad she had to invite her little brother Corey along. But as night falls in the zoo, her brother becomes the least of her worries, as they discover they're locked in the zoo with an escaped convict who's stalking their every move. Unable to run, and with no help in sight, their last chance for survival is Ellen's crazy science project on animal communication. But can they get the animals to help them in time, or will it be too late?
"A compelling and fast-paced mystery with characters that are believable and well drawn." —The Horn Book
"Plausible incidents and believable characters combine in a fast-moving and well-constructed tale." —Booklist
Two kids. Three mysteries. Countless thrills. (headline)
Ellen Streater and her brother Corey have a knack for getting into trouble. From meeting a ghost with a secret to dodging a thief at the fair to hiding from a convict at the zoo, Ellen and Corey run into way more danger than your average kids. Luckily they have each other to rely on as they escape evil....
Three action-packed mysteries in one—its a Peg Kehret Thrill-ogy!
Terror at the Zoo
Horror at the Haunted House
Danger at the Fair
Fast-paced and suspenseful.”—Booklist on Danger at the Fair
Readers . . . will be waiting in line for this action-packed novel.”—Booklist on Horror at the Haunted House
Peg Kehret has won over fifty state awards!
About the Author
Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.
Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children's Book Council. She has won many state "young reader" or "children's choice" awards. Peg's characters are ordinary kids who find themselves in exciting situations and who use their wits to solve their problems. There is usually humor as well as suspense in her books. A long-time volunteer at The Humane Society, she often uses animals in her stories.
Before she began writing books for children, Peg published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.
At the age of twelve, Peg had polio and was paralyzed from the neck down. Because she can remember that experience and her year of recovery so vividly, she finds it easy to write in the viewpoint of a twelve or thirteen year old. Most of her main characters are that age. Her autobiography, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, won the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Children's Literature.
When she is not writing, Peg likes to watch baseball, bake cookies, and pump her old player piano.
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