The Grave Robber's Secret by Anna Myers

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In Philadelphia in the early 19th centry, Robby Hare's father forces him to help with an unthinkable task-robbing newly filled graves of their contents to sell to the medical college. Despite his interest in the doctor's research, Robby swears never to rob another grave, even if his mother relies on the money they bring in. When William Burke and his daughter, Martha, come to live at their boarding house, Robby's father becomes caught in a broader web of evil. Could his father and Burke be murdering people to provide bodies for medical science? Determined to expose their scheme, Robby must be brave enough to enter the graveyard one more time.
 

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When Anna Myers was finishing the first grade she announced to her family that instead of graduating to second grade, she would spend the next year teaching the little first graders. Though she didn't begin her teaching career at 7, she did at 22, and taught teenagers her entire life. Anna is the author of more than one dozen books for Walker & Company, including "Tulsa Burning," a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, "Flying Blind," an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and "Assassin," an Oklahoma Book Award winner. This is her first foray into contemporary humor. Anna lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband John. Visit her Web site at www.annamyers.info.
 
Published February 15, 2011 by Walker Childrens. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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After being forced by his angry, alcoholic, Irish-immigrant father to dig up newly buried bodies and sell them to a nearby Philadelphia medical school, 12-year-old Robby Hare’s luck turns from bad to worse when his family rents its last vacant rooms to devious William Burke and his typhoid-surviv...

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