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Wendelin Van Draanen

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Wendelin Van Draanen was born on January 6, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of chemists who emigrated from Holland. She worked as a math teacher and then as a computer science teacher before becoming an author. Wendelin Van Draanen began her writing career with a screenplay and soon näytä lisää switched to adult novels and then children's books. She is best known for her Sammy Keyes series of novels, which she started writing in 1997, featuring a teenage detective named Samantha Keyes. Her popular Sammy Keyes series had been nominated four times for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children's Mystery and won with "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief". Her Shredderman series also yielded a Christopher Medal for Secret Identity. She has also written several novels such as: How I Survived Being a Girl and Flipped. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Flipped (2001) 4,056 kappaletta
The Running Dream (2011) 1,158 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (1998) 1,085 kappaletta
Shredderman: Secret Identity (2004) 701 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (1998) 539 kappaletta
Runaway (2006) 394 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf (1999) 379 kappaletta
How I Survived Being a Girl (1997) 322 kappaletta
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger (2004) 284 kappaletta
Wild Bird (2017) 282 kappaletta
Swear to Howdy (2003) 258 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway (2005) 211 kappaletta
Shredderman: Enemy Spy (2005) 179 kappaletta
Shredderman: Meet the Gecko (2005) 171 kappaletta
Confessions of a Serial Kisser (2008) 162 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things (2007) 159 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash (2008) 125 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye (2014) 57 kappaletta
Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise (2013) 53 kappaletta
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones (2016) 48 kappaletta
Shredderman 24 kappaletta
Flipped [2010 film] (2010) — Writer — 22 kappaletta
The Peach Rebellion (2022) 22 kappaletta
Gravity Is Bringing Me Down (2024) 14 kappaletta
The Peach Rebellion (2023) 8 kappaletta
The peach rebellion 2 kappaletta
Flipped 1 kappale
Sammy Keyes 1 kappale
SWER TO HOWDY 1 kappale

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Sammy Keyes finds herself on the case again, when she has to find a missing Pomeranian. Seems the pup is quite valuable and the owner is a real pain. Also Sammy was responsible for the dog during its riding on a float in the Christmas parade, but the dog escaped!

As Sammy investigates, she finds the dog’s owner is quite a despicable person, and isn’t like by many who know her. Could this be a kidnapping and that is why Sammy can’t find the pup?

Sammy also finds herself with a “runaway elf” on her hands, named Elyssa. A little girl in need of a friend and also has some serious questions on her mind.

A theme that runs through this book is “loss. Different characters have loved ones they have lost through death or otherwise, and find they’ve yet to deal with it.

This is a fun read from a series. Sammy is pretty smart and not afraid to go after a solution when there is a mystery or problem to solve.
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ChazziFrazz | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 3, 2024 |
Leda is having a tough day - gravity is tripping her up and bringing her down. After school, Leda's mom brings her to her "happy place" (the Discover - Learn - Play Children's Museum), where Leda climbs, bounces, slides, and even "flies" in the rocket simulator. Equilibrium restored, Leda heads home in a better mood, and after dinner, gravity helps her fall into bed.
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JennyArch | Apr 22, 2024 |
Slow start for me (put it away in first chapter but then picked it up again) but became an sweet, enjoyable glimpse into both perspectives of their personal growth.
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mimji | 150 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2024 |
Wren gets taken in the middle of the night to a juvenile boot camp in the desert. When she's grabbed she's angry, drunk, and her parents are kind of at the end of their ropes. Over the eight weeks she's in the program, she transforms physically and emotionally.
Her change begins to transform her relationship with herself and the relationship with the rest of her family.
There is action in the outdoor survival things she learns. But a lot of the change is intra and interpersonal.
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ewyatt | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 25, 2024 |



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