Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man

by Wendelin Van Draanen
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Overview

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van Draanen

This Halloween is more than just tricks and treats--it's deadly serious.
 
It was supposed to be a simple ding-dong ditch. A dare to give them bragging rights. But as Sammy and her friends sneak up to the spookiest house in town, they get scared witless by a skeleton, and then witness something frightening enough to make even Sammy scream. 

Things have taken a scary turn at school, too, with horrible Heather spreading embarrassing rumors about Sammy. Sammy devises a plan to expose her, but it's going to take a deceptive disguise, some good friends, and a lot of guts to pull it off...

 
Praise for the Sammy Keyes series:
 
“If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton
 
“The sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375800542
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Series: Sammy Keyes Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 206,759
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN was a classroom teacher for many years before becoming a full-time writer. The books in the Sammy Keyes mystery series have been embraced by critics and readers alike, with Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best children’s mystery. Wendelin is also the author of many award-winning novels, including Flipped, The Running Dream, Runaway, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Swear to Howdy, The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, and Wild Bird. You can find her online at WendelinVanDraanen.com and @WendelinVanD, and you can follow Sammy Keyes on Facebook.

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Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, just fantastic. This story brings drama, mystery, revenge and suspence into one must read book that will litterally have you hooked for days. Sammy Keyes, keep doing what you do best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great! It makes you feel like you want to jump right in to the story with them. The drama almost kills you. It is a nail biter to the end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sammy Keyes is the kind of girl you DON'T want to mess with!She's smart and witty and when she says she's going to get revenge,step back 'cause she means it!Van Draanen has showed us how to write a REAL mystery book.Sammy's always in other people's business which,in some cases,gets her in real big trouble!She always has another trick up her sleeve to get her out of things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sammy Keys And The Skeleton man is a great book. It will get you hooked! I read it in one day because i didn't want to stop!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sammy is a fearless detective who doesn't mean to, but gets in a heap of trouble. This book will have you sitting on the egde of your seat. The whole time! I'm not kidding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book!!It takes you on a wild ride:Sammy,Marissa,and their new friend,Dot,dare eachother to go up to a mysterious house. So,Sammy walks up to the door,and knocks,the door opens all by itself,but does Sammy Keyes leave??Oh,no not her!!She finds a fire burning under a mini-table,and next to it is a chair with a guy sitting in it with his hands tied behind his back,and a mask over his face!!!!!!!Wow!!!!That is where you will be HOOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This yet is another great book in the series. It is my favorite one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book i read it with my whole class and its very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not recommended for young kids more for ages 8-12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book.
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I would say one word to describe sammy would be swawesome. You know sweet and awesome! I love sammy! She actually saves a life in this one! (No surprise there!) Anyways thank you wendelin van draanen for giving us this wonderful cazing series!
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A seventh grade girl can really relate to this book. This mystery keeps you guessing 'till the end.
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