The Deep End Gang

The Deep End Gang

by Peggy Dymond Leavey
     
 

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Twelve-year-old Martin, teller of tall tales and other untruths, cannot understand his sister's objections to the family's move to small-town Ontario. With Dad in the military, moving is a fact of life. Martin is intrigued by a deserted house across the street and by an unfriendly neighbour, who seems to be waiting for something to happen.See more details below

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Twelve-year-old Martin, teller of tall tales and other untruths, cannot understand his sister's objections to the family's move to small-town Ontario. With Dad in the military, moving is a fact of life. Martin is intrigued by a deserted house across the street and by an unfriendly neighbour, who seems to be waiting for something to happen.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-7-Martin, 12, is moving yet again when his military dad is posted back to Ontario. He has been accused by his sister of making up stories to impress people, but this time he's sure that there is something strange about the spooky old house across the street from his new home in a modern subdivision. He and two neighborhood kids, Granger and Holly, form a club that meets in the deep end of the empty, crumbling swimming pool that was once a part of the estate that includes the supposedly deserted house. When Martin sees a light on in it, the mystery deepens. To add to the intrigue, a man sits in his wheelchair on the porch all day, just smoking and watching the old house, and the murder of a local business owner remains unsolved. Interesting character development and a plot with a few twists make for quick reading. Try this one with those kids who just can't get enough mysteries.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929141893
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Peggy Dymond Leavey's previous books include Sky Lake Summer, The Deep End Gang, and The Path Through the Trees, all of which were nominated for the Silver Birch Award. Recently, she published Growing Up Ivy, Mary Pickford, and Laura Secord. Peggy lives in Trenton, Ontario.

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