- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; Harper Trophy ed. edition (Oct. 9 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380713624
- ISBN-13: 978-0380713622
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1 x 19.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 136 g
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,943,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Dead Man in Indian Creek Paperback – Oct 9 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
Matt discovers a corpse and is convinced that his mother's boyfriend is somehow involved; in PW 's words, "A combination of crackling language and plenty of suspense, this fast-paced yarn is likely to appeal to even the most reluctant readers." Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Grade 5-7 --Parker and Matt decide to camp out one last time before the weather turns too cold--and stumble upon a dead man. Parker swears he saw George Evans (his widowed mother's boyfriend and his least favorite person) at the scene of the crime. So begins a bumpy, peril-laden adventure. The boys spy out a cocaine ring in which Parker's mother and George are involved; a thug kidnaps everyone. Rescue comes when Parker's dog corners the thug and Matt's little sister pushes a doll carriage with a cocaine-packed doll through a Halloween parade into the police station. There's more than enough action, and Hahn's effortless mastery of kids' dialogue makes this an easy read. But there are illogical gaps: Why is Parker's mother, previously loving, so remote? How likely is it that 12-year-olds go camping alone? Why is it that Matt's flagging self-image shows little repair after such heroics? At the conclusion, when all of the drug traffickers are apprehended and Parker's mother is hospitalized and awaiting charges, Matt assures Parker: "Whatever happens, my mom says you're staying with us." Readers will find this less than reassuring. With the abundance of good juvenile who-done-its available, this one is dead in the water. --Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Library, MA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the School & Library Binding edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Parker swears he saw George Evans (his widowed mother's boyfriend and his least favorite person) at the scene of the crime. This starts a wild, crazy, and somewhat scary adventure.
Oh wow, this was action from the start! I enjoyed reading THE DEAD MAN IN INDIAN CREEK, and while it was supposed to be a big serious ordeal the boys find themselves in, it was also hilarious at times the fixes they got into along the way!
A quick mystery for reluctant readers.
Reviewed by: JenJen
murdered the man.In this story there were no dull parts at
all.One of the best books I've ever read!And it's hard to please
me.When I was done I wanted to read it again.I'm 11 so I'm really interested in these stories.I would tell kids and adults
about this story.When I told my class about the story the
whole class was like when you're done can I read it.So I had to
do a drawing to pick out a name to read it next.There is only
one word to decribe it WOW!!!!!!READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!
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