Sammy Keyes And The Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van DraanenSammy Keyes And The Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes And The Skeleton Man

byWendelin Van Draanen

Paperback | May 26, 1999

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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
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-winn...
Title:Sammy Keyes And The Skeleton ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.56 × 5.19 × 0.48 inPublished:May 26, 1999Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375800549

ISBN - 13:9780375800542

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man Love every Halloween addition of Sammy Keyes. They are all great.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sammys skelton friend sammy Keyes and the skelton man is a book that gets your mind racing.You are always thinking and trying to put clues together.It's an excellent book for children who like to use there imagination.
Date published: 2000-08-05

From Our Editors

Ooooooo! Hallow’een can present some pretty scary stuff, but it’ll take a lot more than just ghosts, ghouls and goblins to frighten 12-year-old sleuth Sammy Keyes. In Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man, the youngster must solve a case involving a rattly old skeleton and the towering monster, Frankenstein.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Sammy Keyes series: “Van Draanen offers such an explosive combination of high-stakes sleuthing, hilarity, and breathlessly paced action that it’s impossible to turn the pages fast enough.” —Kirkus Reviews “There’s no stopping Sammy.”—Publishers Weekly“An intelligent, gutsy, flawed, and utterly likable heroine.”—Booklist"Move over, Nancy Drew—a new sleuth is on the scene.”—Girls’ Life"Think a combination of Carl Hiaasen’s Flush and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books and you’ll be right on target.” —School Library Journal“A high-quality, high-amp mystery series.” —The Horn Book “This funny, clever series is NOT for kids only. I challenge the most seasoned mystery reader to guess ‘who done it.’” —Cozies, Capers, and Crimes “Sammy Keyes comes armed with attitude.” —Orlando Sentinel“Sammy doesn’t find mysteries to solve—they find her.” —Arizona Republic“Humor, romance and adventure; this story is an absolute blast.” —Chicago Tribune “If you haven’t met Sammy Keyes yet, now is the time.” —Children’s Literature