Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception
Sammy Keyes Series Book #8 of 18
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
|Published on April 8, 2003|
|Age Group: 9 - 13 years|
|Reading Level: ||AR: 4.3 (9.0 Points, Quiz #68572)|
Lexile® measure: 660L
Seventh-grade sleuth Sammy Keyes investigates mysterious happenings at a local art gallery.
March is windy in Santa Martina. And my theory is, it does something wicked to the air. Maybe it whooshes up devil dust and pixie pollen, I don't know. What I do know is, if you're a quiet, in-your-seat-when-you're-supposed-to-be kind of person in February, by the middle of March you'll be antsy. Hyper. Like all you want is to get outside and tear it up in nature's big gust bowl.
Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve. Wearing high-tops to a fancy reception at an art gallery. Asking why a framed orange splot is worth $10,000. Eyebrows rise. Noses turn up.
But then Sammy tackles a thief who tries to break up the soiree with a stickup. Now the patrons of the arts are glad she has a lot of nerve. Or are they? Sammy may have stopped a criminal, but the real crime has yet to be discovered. The real crime is more subtle, more artful, than anything Sammy's ever seen. She had no idea art could be so dangerous. . . .
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