by Peg Kehret


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Matt is missing. Bonnie's brother left his classroom to use thebathroom —and disappeared. A police dog traces his scent to the curb, where he apparently got into a vehicle. But why would Matt go anywhere with a stranger? Overwhelmed with fear, Bonnie discovers that her dog is gone, too. Was Pookie used as a lure for Matt? Bonnie makes one big mistake in her attempt to find her brother. In a chilling climax on a Washington State ferry, Bonnie and Matt must outsmart their abductor or pay with their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142406175
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/20/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 75,643
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.

Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children's Book Council. She has won many state "young reader" or "children's choice" awards. Peg's characters are ordinary kids who find themselves in exciting situations and who use their wits to solve their problems. There is usually humor as well as suspense in her books. A long-time volunteer at The Humane Society, she often uses animals in her stories.

Before she began writing books for children, Peg published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.

At the age of twelve, Peg had polio and was paralyzed from the neck down. Because she can remember that experience and her year of recovery so vividly, she finds it easy to write in the viewpoint of a twelve or thirteen year old. Most of her main characters are that age. Her autobiography, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, won the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Children's Literature.

When she is not writing, Peg likes to watch baseball, bake cookies, and pump her old player piano.

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Abduction! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you been kidnapped? If not you¿re going to be kidnapped in this book! Abduction, By Peg Kehret. A man named Denny Thurman has abducted six year old Matt and his dog Pookie. Will Matt and Pookie get home? To find out read this book. My favorite part was when Matt threw the baseball at Denny¿s neck because it was funny and an edge of the seat moment. I recommend this book for kids in 3rd-6th grade because kids under 9 might have nightmares! This book was also the 2007 Mark Twain award winner! I would give this book 5 stars because it¿s funny and it teaches kids not to talk to strangers. Peg Kehret is an author of many books like Terror at the Zoo, Small Steps, and many more! Read Abduction, and you will get kidnapped in this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book if u havent read it u should! Its a good mystery!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great!!! It is kind or boring in the first three chapters but it is great at the middle and end. It switches from different perspectives so you have to be careful you know what you are reading. Over all it is a great book!!!!
th11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All the chapters except one keep you intrested!
jepeters333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Abduction! - Bonnie's brother left his kindergarten classrooom to use the bathroom - and disappeared. A police dog follows Matt's scent across the school playground to the curb, where he apparently got into a vehicle. Already overwhelmed with fear, Bonnie discovers that her dog is gone, too. Good story - action and a little scary - but not too bad.
Joneta_Hockett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent story about a child being abducted by his father. The story is seen from most of the parties involved: the sister who blames herself for him being taken; the parents who are trying to find him; the father who has taken him; the child who is the victim; and a couple who happen upon the father and child as they are traveling and leave the boy's dog behind. Even seen from all these views, the story is easy to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an amazing book right now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the absolute best book I have ever read!! It always kept me on the edge of my seat!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Close to the end if the book, it kept me on edge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scared me most at the end of chpt. 19 and the last chpt too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is a gripping page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book We liked how you would think they are saved but then the they are back to normal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its like so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to be just like her! ( NOT ABOUT THE ABDUCTION THOUGH)
Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
The book Abduction teaches us a lot of lessons. What I learned from reading this book was that you have to be careful when somebody calls you and tells you to get in the car with them. This book is about Matt a elementary kid that is abducted by his father. He knew he had a father but he never visited and his mother spoke negative about him. What I learned from this part was that some people cannot live together and one speaks negative about the other. Another important lesson I learned from this book came from Bonnie his sister. Bonnie had nightmares that bad things were happening to her family and herself. I learned that sometimes dreams can come true and they can be bad dreams that happen. Overall, I learned that you have to be careful in life and when someone calls you and tells you that something happened to your pet or sibling, you have to be careful and trusting the person in order to do what they say. Pookie the family dog was taken from there house in order to use it to get Matt to go in the car with his former dad Denny. Sometimes people that used to be in our lives, go out and then come back being a bad person and then do bad things to their relatives and friends. This book has a lot of lessons and I would recommend it to anyone that loves books that teach valuable lessons.
only_1_book_crazy More than 1 year ago
i really recommend this book because it is about something that can really truly actually happen i think young teen readers would especially like this book because it would make them mored cautious about the things that happen in our everyday lives and its really good!!!!!
JaMii_sMiLeZ More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little boy named matt who was kidnapped at school by his dad, which he never met and was gone for about a week or so, his sister spots them at a baseball game and approaches them she sees that its matts dad they notice each other and he takes her too but her threatens her with a gun. this book was very interesting and it kept me interested throughout the entire book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone knows who it starts boring and then goood.... not this book! its intresting i finshed it in 2 in a half days! ummm.. it helps you think more about not talking to strangers...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A typical trip to the bathroom normally doesn't include being kidnapped and taken by a stranger in an unfamiliar car. When this happens to a kindergartener named Matt he has no idea what to do. I read the book Abduction by Peg Kehret. In Abduction a kindergartener named Matt was just going to the bathroom when he is kidnapped and taken in an unfamiliar car. It ends up being his father whom he had never seen before. His sister Bonnie realized Matt was gone when the bell rang and she couldn't find him. Bonnie was frantic and it wasn't until a while later when Bonnie saw Matt far off at a baseball game and followed him. What she didn't think about was the danger she had gotten herself into and she was kidnapped too. This book was amazing and very suspenseful. I was always wanting to read more because I was scared for Matt and later on Bonnie. Also it was scary when at the end Matt's father pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot them. This book always kept me wanting more. It was also a great book because when I was reading I put myself in Matt and Bonnie's shoes and played the scene out in my life. This is definitely going to help me in the future if I am ever stuck in a situation like this. This book was very suspenseful because you always wanted Matt and Bonnie to be safe since they were little. On page 132 it states, "Denny's anger flared easily, and Matt knew Denny always carried the small handgun he'd shown Matt in the car. The gun made Matt uneasy even though Denny never mentioned it. Another example of suspense is on page 160 when Denny said to Bonnie, "I have a gun. Say one word to anyone and your brother will be dead." You should also read this book because it teaches you how to deal with bad situations. For example on page 160, when Bonnie can't decide what to do and in her head she is saying, "What would Denny do if I ran? I can't leave Matt alone. Bonnie turned back , felling trapped as the escalator carried her closer to Denny and Matt." If you read this story and later in life you are faced with this situation you have probably already made up in your mind what you would do because when you were reading Abduction you put yourself in Bonnie's shoes. Another example is on page 202 when Denny was about to shoot Bonnie, "She dropped to her knees and ducked her head, making herself into a smaller target. Hurry, Matt, she pleaded silently. Hurry!" This book is very suspenseful and it keeps your eyes glued to the book. I would highly recommend this book to any middle school student who loves mystery. If you are easily scared this is probably not the book for you, but I loved it.
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i had never heard of peg kehret before.so my teacher read this book to us.best book ever!! i loved it! i really think you should read it!its a mystery. it so exciting.i didnt want my teacher to stop reading and i dont like books.but i loved this one!!its my favorite book ever! :)
sammyjoestadenisland More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book It really is intresting I never had loved a book as much as this one I learned alot from this book I love it I think you would too It made me scared and mysterias when I finshed reading this book I felt like reading it over again this book I will always keep and i will read more books by peg ketret sammy joe staden island
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