Search Results: "Peg Kehret"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST’S GRAVE by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Easy to booktalk, this is a solidly plotted ghost story for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Josh expected his summer with an elderly relative in Carbon City, Wash. to be utterly boring. Read full book review >

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HORROR AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Peg Kehret
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Light, but with many simple, deft touches. (Fiction. 9+)"
A small, sturdy ghost-story featuring characters introduced in Terror at the Zoo (1992). Read full book review >

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STOLEN CHILDREN by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A sure hit for the intended audience. (Thriller. 9-11)"
Already feeling responsible for her father's recent death, 14-year-old Amy takes a babysitting job for wealthy Mrs. Edgerton, and right off the bat she and her three-year-old charge Kendra are kidnapped. Read full book review >

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FIVE PAGES A DAY by Peg Kehret
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Readers will come to know and like this writer through this engaging, genial account and will want to get those novels they haven't yet read. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
"I've never survived an avalanche or been shipwrecked off the coast of Africa or been abducted by a deranged arsonist. I haven't traveled back in time or seen a ghost or been arrested for shoplifting." Read full book review >

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SAVING LILLY by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"With only occasional lapses in believability, this story entertains and informs as it highlights the darker side of animal entertainment. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At first a class trip to the Glitter Tent Circus seems exciting, but as Erin and David complete the research for their project about animal abuse, they realize they must do something to stop the field trip and see if they can make a difference in the life of Lilly, a mistreated elephant. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS DECEPTION by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A diverting, fast-paced thriller aimed at girls. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In Kehret's neatly plotted suspense story, Emmy Rushford, a valiant sixth-grade girl, stumbles onto a burglar's lair while helping a youngster get food for herself and her hungry family. Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY TWIN by Peg Kehret
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Although Sunny's resourcefulness and maturity stretch credibility, her dogged determination will inspire. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A runaway teen travels from Nebraska to Washington searching for the twin sister she's been separated from for ten years. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET JOURNEY by Peg Kehret
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Kehret paints a starkly realistic portrait, complete with sounds and smells of the difficult and unpleasant life aboard ship. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Taking a page from Avi's The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1990), Kehret (I'm Not Who You Think I Am, p. 223, etc.) pens a similar story of a girl who goes to sea. Read full book review >

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THE BLIZZARD DISASTER by Peg Kehret
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"The time-travel angle is sheer silliness, but Kehret admirably pulls several threads of suspense into a coherent whole; the blizzard becomes a magnificent star in this old-fashioned, surprisingly gripping tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
On November 11, 1940, Janis Huff is reluctant to leave her Minnesota farmhouse for school because she fears that in her absence her father will shoot her beloved old horse, Pansy, who has become blind and can no longer work off the cost of her feed. Read full book review >

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SMALL STEPS by Peg Kehret
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Almost a half-century later, this lovely book refocuses attention on what matters most: health, love of family, friends, determination, generosity, and compassion. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
From a writer known for her fiction, a moving memoir about a 12-year-old who got polio in 1949 in Austin, Minnesota. Read full book review >

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ABDUCTION! by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"It's entertaining and enlightening for older children as well as some reluctant adolescent readers. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In a highly suspenseful but simply written kidnapping story, 13-year-old Bonnie tries to find her five-year-old brother, Matt, when the boy is taken by his sociopath father, whom he's never met. Read full book review >

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DON’T TELL ANYONE by Peg Kehret
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"An absorbing and suspenseful novel with a strong female main character. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Megan Perk unwittingly becomes involved in a criminal's plan to embezzle money from a construction company and is also the only eyewitness in a serious hit-and-run accident. Read full book review >