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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679892649, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 1998

Description
Sammy Keyes must be a magnet for trouble...

I mean it's bad enough that she has to live illegally in a seniors-only building with her grandmother while her mother tries to make it as a move star. And worse that she witnessed a burglary in progress--and that the theif saw her. And worse still that nosy neighbor Mrs. Graybill is onto her, and that the thief is after her. But on top of all that, she also manages to make an enemy of the queen of mean at her new school and get suspended on the first day.
Welcome to the wild world of Sammy Keyes
Praise for the Sammy Keyes series:
Sammy Keyes is feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton
The sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes. Publishers Weekly
Sammy Keyes is the hottest sleuth to appear in children's books since Nancy Drew. The Boston Globe


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, and The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones. You can find her online at WendelinVanDraanen.com and @WendelinVanD, and you can follow Sammy Keyes on Facebook."