Synopses & Reviews
Joey witnesses the kidnapping of Willy, the school bully, outside their prestigious New York City private school. But nobody he tells--not even the 911 operator--believes him. Then Joey himself is kidnapped by the same man. Written by a three-time Edgar Award winner, this is a suspenseful, intriguing book for young minds.
"I didn't like Willie Groves, but I didn't hate him enough to want someone to kidnap him."
Famous last words. Joey Bishop soon finds himself face-to-face with the kidnappers himself (as well as his archenemy) in this fast-paced, urban story that will leave you panting for your next breath.
About the Author
Willo Davis Roberts wrote many mystery and suspense novels for children during her long and illustrious career, including The Girl with the Silver Eyes, The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Megan’s Island, Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, Scared Stiff, The Kidnappers, and Caught!. Three of her children’s books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades, including the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Georgia Children’s Book Award.