Van Draanen, Wendelin.
SAMMY KEYES AND THE RUNAWAY
New York : Random House, 1999.
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
Keyes is about to stumble into another mystery. Not that she tries
to. She is simply saying hello to a friend who is going to be on
a float in the Christmas parade. The float is the Calendar Dog float
and features the dogs in that year's town calendar. Mrs. Landvogt
owns the cover dog but she has been taken to the hospital with a broken
leg. Sammy is asked to stand in for her on the float. Reluctantly,
Sammy agrees. All is going well. The dog is behaving and the
crowds are cheering. The parade is almost over. But then, three
costumed figures approach the float and throw cats on board! Cats
on a dog float. The two just don't mix. Now dogs are running
everywhere. Sammy sees little Marique jump off the float but then
loses her in the crowd. Sammy tries to find the dog but can't. And
now, Mrs. Landvogt is threatening to reveal Sammy's secrets unless the
dog is returned. What can Sammy do? She tried to find the dog.
When the ransom note arrives, things get serious. Now Sammy has to
find the dog -- and soon.
Keyes, Sammy (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
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