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Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher (Sammy Keyes)

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Publisher Comments:

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

Sammy should have known better than to think 8th grade would be easier than 7th. It's only September and already the history teacher is receiving death threats. Naturally, Sammy is the prime suspect. To make matters worse, officer Borsch has asked Sammy to help out at his wedding. If she doesn't find the real prankster fast, Sammy will be wearing prison stripes instead of a poofy pastel bridesmaid dress.

This latest Sammy Keyes adventure blends mystery, comedy, and a dusting of fairy tale magic as Sammy takes off her high-tops, puts on some party shoes, and steps into a whole lot of trouble.

The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

For junior high detective Sammy Keyes, eighth grade begins with an accusation, an inquisition, and several assorted death threats!

The history teacher, Mr. Vince, is being threatened, which at first seems funny. He’s horrible! Every student wants Mr. Vince gone. But as the threats become more serious, the question becomes—who wants him dead and gone?

With her own name near the top of the suspect list, Sammy’s determined to get to the bottom of things. But she’s distracted by a mother bearing bad news, an almost-boyfriend ducking her calls, and a date with a poofy lavender bridesmaid dress.

This latest Sammy Keyes adventure blends mystery, comedy, and a dusting of fairy tale magic as Sammy takes off her high-tops, puts on some party shoes, and steps into a whole lot of trouble.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes mysteries have been embraced by critics and readers alike, and Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children’s Mystery.

Van Draanen is also the author of the Shredderman Quartet, the Gecko & Sticky series, and the stand-alone novels Flipped, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Swear to Howdy, and Runaway. You can read more about her work at www.wendelinvandraanen.com.

Ms. Van Draanen lives with her husband and two sons in California. Her hobbies include the “three R’s”: reading, running, and rock ’n’ roll.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375854569
Author:
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Draanen, Wendelin Van
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Series:
Sammy Keyes
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.64 x 5.39 x 0.78 in 0.485 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 320 pages Yearling Books - English 9780375854569 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For junior high detective Sammy Keyes, eighth grade begins with an accusation, an inquisition, and several assorted death threats!

The history teacher, Mr. Vince, is being threatened, which at first seems funny. He’s horrible! Every student wants Mr. Vince gone. But as the threats become more serious, the question becomes—who wants him dead and gone?

With her own name near the top of the suspect list, Sammy’s determined to get to the bottom of things. But she’s distracted by a mother bearing bad news, an almost-boyfriend ducking her calls, and a date with a poofy lavender bridesmaid dress.

This latest Sammy Keyes adventure blends mystery, comedy, and a dusting of fairy tale magic as Sammy takes off her high-tops, puts on some party shoes, and steps into a whole lot of trouble.

From the Hardcover edition.

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