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Run for your life!
Ellen and Corey Streater couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present—an overnight camp-out at the zoo. But their dream gift becomes a nightmare when darkness falls. No one comes and they’re locked in with the most dangerous animal of all—an escaped criminal. He’s stalking their every move, determined to kidnap them for ransom—or worse! There’s no time to waste. They’re desperate to escape. They’ll try anything—even Ellen’s crazy science project on animal communication. Can they talk to the animals and summon help before it’s too late?
Matt is missing. Bonnie’s brother left his classroom to use the bathroom —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.
Megan makes daily visits to a vacant field to feed a group of feral cats. Then she learns that an apartment complex will be built there soon. Can Megan rescue the cats before the bulldozer levels their home?
Megan’s efforts to save the cats lead her into danger when she inadvertently thwarts the plans of an ex-convict who had depended on the money from the construction job to cover up his criminal dealings. He kidnaps Megan and takes her with him on a perilous nighttime flight in a stolen hot-air balloon. When the balloon lands in the wilderness, Megan has only her wits to help her escape.
Page-turning suspense, surprising plot twists, a warm-hearted animal rescue, and a plucky heroine who must outsmart the bad guy all play a part in Peg Kehret’s latest adventure.
Life has been tough for Spencer since his dad left. His mom complains constantly, they never seem to have enough money, and they’re always having to move. He knows his father works for the Giants baseball team and lives somewhere in San Francisco—and Spencer’s sure that if he can somehow get there, his dad will take him in. But California is a long, dangerous way from Seattle if you’ve only got fourteen dollars, you’re twelve…and you’re alone.
In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret tells of months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again. Her powerful account is also full of the humor that she and four spunky roommates found in daily hospital life.