Van Draanen, Wendelin. Sammy Keyes and the art of deception.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

VAN DRAANEN, Wendelin. Sammy Keyes and the art of deception. Random House, Dell Yearling. 272p. c2003. 0-440-41992-1. $5.99. J

To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, March 2003: This is the eighth book about Sammy Keyes, the middle-school sleuth who lives with her grandmother while her mother pursues a film career in Hollywood. For an art project, Sammy goes to an art gallery to try to understand what art is, accompanied by her grandmother and 72-year-old Hudson. A relationship seems to be forming between Grams and Hudson, but then Hudson develops a crush on one of the artists featured in the exhibit, making Grams furious. It is this artist who becomes the focus of the mystery of the book. How can such a selfish, small-minded person be capable of producing such wonderful paintings? Meanwhile, Sammy's social life at school is changing. The...

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