Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen

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

What Sammy should have done was put the binoculars down and call 911. What she does instead is tighten up the focus on her right eye to get a better look. There's something very familiar about this thief.

But when Sammy eventually spills her story to Officer Borsch, he doesn't believe her. He treats her like some snot-nosed little kid. Well, Sammy's not going to stand for that. She's a snot-nosed seventh grader now, and she knows what she saw. And somehow she's going to prove it.

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.


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About Wendelin Van Draanen

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WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN was a teacher for many years before turning to writing full-time. Her first Sammy Keyes mystery, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She lives in Central California with her husband and two sons.
 
Published September 9, 2003 by Yearling. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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PLB 0-679-98839-4 Van Draanen (How I Survived Being a Girl, 1997) debuts a live-wire young sleuth in this nonstop whodunit.

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Sammy Keyes has no keys, nor does she need them. Living illegally with her grandmother in a senior citizens' residence, she enters and exits through a jiggered fire door and finds her way into a numbe

Mar 30 1998 | Read Full Review of Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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The intrepid detective lays her life on the line when she hunts down her latest suspect, a reptilian-looking fellow, in Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes, the seventh in the series by Wendelin Van Draanen.

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In the seventh addition to the popular Sammy Keyes series, the intrepid detective lays her life on the line when she hunts down her latest suspect, a reptilian-looking fellow.

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Wendelin Van Draanen's Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception marks the eighth title about the spunky detective.

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Sammy, an intrepid girl detective, discovers a number of secrets about the hotel across the street from her home.

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Sammy Keyes has no keys, nor does she need them.

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Sammy, an intrepid girl detective, discovers a number of secrets about the hotel across the street from her home. The solution will likely come as a surprise, and the sleuth delights from start to f

Aug 17 1998 | Read Full Review of Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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She gets suspended from junior high school --- on her very first day --- for punching Heather Acosta in the nose.

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