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Wendelin Van Draanen

Autor(a) de Flipped

57 Works 13,700 Membros 405 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

Wendelin Van Draanen was born on January 6, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of chemists who emigrated from Holland. She worked as a math teacher and then as a computer science teacher before becoming an author. Wendelin Van Draanen began her writing career with a screenplay and soon mostrar mais switched to adult novels and then children's books. She is best known for her Sammy Keyes series of novels, which she started writing in 1997, featuring a teenage detective named Samantha Keyes. Her popular Sammy Keyes series had been nominated four times for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children's Mystery and won with "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief". Her Shredderman series also yielded a Christopher Medal for Secret Identity. She has also written several novels such as: How I Survived Being a Girl and Flipped. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped (2001) 4,074 cópias, 152 resenhas
The Running Dream (2011) 1,167 cópias, 66 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (1998) 1,088 cópias, 25 resenhas
Shredderman: Secret Identity (2004) 707 cópias, 19 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy (1999) 671 cópias, 8 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (1998) 542 cópias, 10 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary (2000) 498 cópias, 3 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy (2001) 453 cópias, 6 resenhas
Runaway (2006) 395 cópias, 21 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf (1999) 379 cópias, 6 resenhas
How I Survived Being a Girl (1997) 323 cópias, 3 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception (2003) 322 cópias, 4 resenhas
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger (2004) 286 cópias, 1 resenha
Wild Bird (2017) 282 cópias, 11 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes (2002) 262 cópias, 5 resenhas
Swear to Howdy (2003) 258 cópias, 11 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway (2005) 212 cópias, 4 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen (2004) 200 cópias, 6 resenhas
Shredderman: Enemy Spy (2005) 182 cópias
Shredderman: Meet the Gecko (2005) 173 cópias, 1 resenha
Confessions of a Serial Kisser (2008) 162 cópias, 12 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things (2007) 160 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash (2008) 126 cópias, 5 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher (2010) 96 cópias, 3 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack (2012) 70 cópias, 1 resenha
Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls (2011) 69 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Gecko and Sticky: Villain's Lair (2009) 65 cópias, 1 resenha
Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City (2013) 58 cópias, 3 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye (2014) 58 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise (2013) 54 cópias, 1 resenha
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones (2016) 48 cópias, 1 resenha
The Gecko and Sticky: The Greatest Power (2009) 44 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Gecko and Sticky: Sinister Substitute (2009) 36 cópias, 1 resenha
Shredderman 24 cópias
Flipped [2010 film] (2010) — Writer — 22 cópias
The Peach Rebellion (2022) 22 cópias, 2 resenhas
Gravity Is Bringing Me Down (2024) 16 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Peach Rebellion (2023) 8 cópias
Sammy und das Elfenkind. (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
The Peach Rebellion 1 exemplar(es)
Flipped 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Sammy Keyes 1 exemplar(es)
Sara Kay et la croix d'ivoire (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
SWER TO HOWDY 1 exemplar(es)


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Omg, I love mr. whiskers, is he not adorable? And I love how he nicknamed the Nanigan sister the Shenanigan Sisters, lol. That just ticked me pink. These sisters are just the sweetest and most curious and Mr. Whiskers makes a great companion for them. And when their dad, a college professor is kidnapped by an “FBI” agent, the girls know something suspicious is up and only they and their loyal dog friend can save him. Dad’s parting words left them with some clues that will lead to a secret room in the boarding house they are staying at, a wild bicycle ride around town and to straight to the heart of the mystery which will surprise everyone involved. It’s a tail-wagging good time and it will leave you howling that the next book is a long time coming.… (mais)
jewishprincess1922 | Jul 5, 2024 |
First sentence: Leda knew the minute she fell out of bed--gravity was in a bad mood. Again.

Premise/plot: What you see is what you get. Leda has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day all thanks to gravity. The two are normally friends. Leda is a science lover. Can these two make up before bedtime?

My thoughts: The book has a lot of descriptive language. Especially when it comes to verbs. But it also packs in a lot of un-subtle science-y facts. Which could be good or bad depending on if you want a funny story or a science-themed slightly less funny story. It's not bad. It's not. It has some good elements to it. But it is like when broccoli is hidden in a cookie. I am rating three stars, but it is closer to three and a half stars.… (mais)
blbooks | 1 outra resenha | Jul 2, 2024 |
Sammy Keyes finds herself on the case again, when she has to find a missing Pomeranian. Seems the pup is quite valuable and the owner is a real pain. Also Sammy was responsible for the dog during its riding on a float in the Christmas parade, but the dog escaped!

As Sammy investigates, she finds the dog’s owner is quite a despicable person, and isn’t like by many who know her. Could this be a kidnapping and that is why Sammy can’t find the pup?

Sammy also finds herself with a “runaway elf” on her hands, named Elyssa. A little girl in need of a friend and also has some serious questions on her mind.

A theme that runs through this book is “loss. Different characters have loved ones they have lost through death or otherwise, and find they’ve yet to deal with it.

This is a fun read from a series. Sammy is pretty smart and not afraid to go after a solution when there is a mystery or problem to solve.
… (mais)
ChazziFrazz | outras 5 resenhas | Jun 3, 2024 |
Leda is having a tough day - gravity is tripping her up and bringing her down. After school, Leda's mom brings her to her "happy place" (the Discover - Learn - Play Children's Museum), where Leda climbs, bounces, slides, and even "flies" in the rocket simulator. Equilibrium restored, Leda heads home in a better mood, and after dinner, gravity helps her fall into bed.
JennyArch | 1 outra resenha | Apr 22, 2024 |



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