Terror at the Zoo

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Cobblehill Books/Dutton, 1992 - Detective and mystery stories - 131 pages
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An organized overnight camp-out at the zoo turns into a nightmare when Ellen and Corey Streater find themselves locked in the zoo and stalked by a dangerous criminal, and they can only escape with some help from the elephants.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ellen and Corey have the chance to camp overnight at the Seattle zoo; but what was planned as a special birthday present nearly proves to be the death of them when they come up against an escaped ... Read full review

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User Review  - curioussquared - LibraryThing

First, let me give a short summary of Terror at the Zoo: For her birthday, a girl receives a sleepover at the zoo. She and her brother manage to get locked in at the same time a murderer with a knife ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.

Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children's Book Council. She has won many state "young reader" or "children's choice" awards. Peg's characters are ordinary kids who find themselves in exciting situations and who use their wits to solve their problems. There is usually humor as well as suspense in her books. A long-time volunteer at The Humane Society, she often uses animals in her stories.

Before she began writing books for children, Peg published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.

At the age of twelve, Peg had polio and was paralyzed from the neck down. Because she can remember that experience and her year of recovery so vividly, she finds it easy to write in the viewpoint of a twelve or thirteen year old. Most of her main characters are that age. Her autobiography, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, won the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Children's Literature.

When she is not writing, Peg likes to watch baseball, bake cookies, and pump her old player piano.

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