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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (Sammy Keyes)

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Sammy's perusing the neighborhood with some high-powered binoculars when she spots something strange across the street at the Heavenly Hotel. A man with his hand in a pocketbook. And he's wearing gloves. Sammy's adjusting the focus while the men's stuffing a wad of cash into his pocket and looking furtively around the room. Then he looks out the window straight at Sammy. So what does she do? She waves.

Sammy's supposed to be keeping a low profile if anyone finds out that she lives with her Grandmother in government-assisted housing for the elderly they'll be evicted but now she finds herself chatting with the police on a regular basis, trying to find the thief before he finds her, trying to explain to her grandmother how she managed to get suspended on the first day of school, and trying to prove to the vice principal that she didn't really break Heather Acosta's nose. Maybe the second week of school will be better.

Synopsis:

With this debut book of a new mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen establishes Samantha Keyes as a crime fighter to watch. Though, actually, the book opens with Sammy watching...a crime in progress. And when the man with the wad of cash in one hand and the open purse in the other catches Sammy watching him, the chase is on--but is Sammy on the trail of the thief, or is he on hers? If the police don't believe Sammy's story about a thief with black gloves, black glasses, and a black beard, she isn't too surprised. Vice principal Caan didn't exactly believe her either when she explained that she couldn't possibly have broken Heather's nose. Well, Sammy's not putting up with this. Does she look like a liar? She knows what she saw and how hard she can hit. And somehow she's going to prove it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679988397
Author:
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Hotels
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sammy Keyes
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
Library Binding
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.59x5.71x.67 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 176 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780679988397 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With this debut book of a new mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen establishes Samantha Keyes as a crime fighter to watch. Though, actually, the book opens with Sammy watching...a crime in progress. And when the man with the wad of cash in one hand and the open purse in the other catches Sammy watching him, the chase is on--but is Sammy on the trail of the thief, or is he on hers? If the police don't believe Sammy's story about a thief with black gloves, black glasses, and a black beard, she isn't too surprised. Vice principal Caan didn't exactly believe her either when she explained that she couldn't possibly have broken Heather's nose. Well, Sammy's not putting up with this. Does she look like a liar? She knows what she saw and how hard she can hit. And somehow she's going to prove it.
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