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Title:
Don't tell anyone
Author:
Kehret, Peg.
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2002.

©2000
Physical Description:
160 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
Twelve-year-old Megan does not realize that feeding a group of feral cats living in a field near her house will involve her as a witness to a traffic accident and in the dangerous plan of an unstable criminal.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 4.0 58253.
ISBN:
9780786245161
Format :
Book

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Trying to save some feral cats living in a field about to be bulldozed, Megan receives an offer of help from an odd man. Feeling his offer isn't quite right, Megan then witnesses a car accident and receives disturbing notes. Not knowing who to trust, Megan relies on her wits to save the cats--and herself.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. Twelve-year-old Megan, who makes daily visits to feed feral cats in a vacant field, learns that an apartment complex will soon be built on the site. Anxious to save the cats, she finds herself (against her better judgment) talking to a stranger who promises to call the authorities and delay construction. Meanwhile, Megan witnesses a hit-and-run accident at the field, and receives a threatening note in a bag labeled "cat food." There are subplots galore in this quick read--forgery, arson, and even kidnapping--but they all hang together, and thanks to Kehret's even tone, the scary aspects won't frighten younger readers. Megan is an appealing, idealistic character, and a strong sense of justice is part of the happy, satisfying ending. An enticing story for reluctant readers, as well as for Kehret's legion of fans. --Debbie Carton


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-A great story with intriguing plot twists and plenty of action. Twelve-year-old Megan is a likable, determined heroine. She discovers and then cares for a group of feral cats living in a field near her house, so she is horrified to learn that the area is soon to be cleared for construction. When her efforts to save the animals inadvertently interfere with a construction worker's criminal scheme, her life is threatened. After a kidnapping and a balloon ride, Megan and the cats are saved. The subplot, involving a teenage girl and a hit-and-run accident, adds complications to the story and keeps readers guessing. Each part of the tale ties neatly together in this exciting book that children won't want to put down.-Julie Ventura, Fresno County Library System, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.