Joey Bishop witnesses a kidnapping and comes to regret his reputation for making up stories. Later, when he is kidnapped himself, Joey must rely on his own wits to escape the culprits. Ages 8-12. (Dec.)
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Grade 4-6?In a new twist on the old "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" story, 11-year-old Joey Bishop's well-deserved reputation as a liar and teller of tall tales gets in the way of helping to solve a crime. When Joey accidentally hits the class bully in the nose, he knows it's only a matter of time before Willie seeks revenge. Hiding outside of his expensive New York City private school after most of the chauffeurs have come and gone, Joey witnesses the abduction of his worst enemy. By the time he convinces others of the veracity of his story, he realizes that having seen the kidnapping is nearly as dangerous as being kidnapped. The fast-paced mystery unfolds with suspense and excitement, as Joey is nearly run down and then abducted himself. A double-crossing by an old friend and the making of a new one conclude this first-person narrative. Joey's frustrations with his schoolmates and family add humor to the mystery. While the subplots tend to dilute the tension, this remains a quick, satisfying read.?Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME
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The kidnappers is the best book around.I loved it from begging to end. I also like the wrighter of this book. I will always read her books. Read morePublished on March 3 2004
I read a lot but had never heard of Willo Davis Roberts. So when i saw one of her books in the libraey i decided to check it out. I loved it! I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2002
I stummbled over this book at school when i had to do a report on any book at school.and the title the kidnappers just sounded amusing and i could never get my eyes off of it! Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2001
I THOUGHT THAT THIS BOOK WAS VERY INTERSTING. I HAVE NOT FINISHED THAT MANY BOOK BECAUSE I LOOSE INTEREST IN THEM BUT THIS BOOK KEPT ME READING UNTIL THE END BECAUSE IT HAD LOTS OF... Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2001