Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things (Hardcover)

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

This is not the summer camping trip of Sammy's dreams. She imagined shady glades, meandering streams, a deer or two. What she gets are scrubby shrubs, blazing sun, rattlesnakes, ticks, and scorpions. Her fellow campers are desperate to catch a rare glimpse of an endangered condor. To Sammy, the trip is nothing more than the painful in pursuit of the unspeakably ugly.

But when she and two other girls find an injured condor, Sammy's intrigued at last. As they track down a clue, they stumble onto two classmates and wind up lost. Which leaves three girls and two boys in a canyon with one tent and six billion biting flies. Oh—and an armed and dangerous highstakes poacher.

S'mores anyone?

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.

About the Author


Wendelin Van Draanen was a teacher for many years before turning to writing full time. She lives in Central California with ther husband and two sons.

Praise for Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things…


“Quick-witted banter makes this a fast-paced joyride of a read. Think a combination of Carl Hiaasen’s Flush and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books and you’ll be right on target.”—School Library Journal

“A winning series about a smart, brave young sleuth.”—Booklist

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375835253
ISBN-13: 9780375835254
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 05/08/2007
Pages: 304
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 10
Minimum Grade Level: 5th Grade


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