books.google.com - While on her first hiking and camping trip, thirteen-year-old Sammy tries to solve a mystery involving endangered condors while avoiding scorpions, ticks, and embarrassment....https://books.google.com/books/about/Sammy_Keyes_and_the_Wild_Things.html?id=cAOBPwAACAAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareSammy Keyes and the Wild Things
Wendelin Van Draanen began her writing career with a screenplay and soon switched to adult novels and then children's books. 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 currently resides in California with her husband and two sons.