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Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway

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Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440419112, 277pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2007

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Description
In this adventure, Sammy is the one whodunnit--but will she get away with it?

"This is one of the best entries in the popular long-running series." --Booklist

Sammy's made a deadly mistake. The good news: No one knows she did it. The delicious dilemma: Everyone thinks her archenemy Heather is to blame.

Now Heather's in a major jam, and it feels almost fair--Heather has pinned more than a few crimes on Sammy. Besides, there are distractions galore to keep Sammy from confessing. Like the end of the school year. And the Farewell Dance. Especially the dance, since she's going with Heather's (dreamy) brother Casey.

But Sammy knows the truth has an uncanny way of resurfacing, and when it does, the stench can be more vile than the school cafeteria.


About the Author
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.com and @WendelinVanD, and you can follow Sammy Keyes on Facebook.


Praise For Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway

"Middle-grade readers will relish the gory, scary details of caring for big cats. . . . Solid book bait."—Kirkus Reviews

"This fast-moving read offers suspense, adventure, and a sympathetic protagonist."—Booklist

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