As soon as Molly arrives at her aunt and uncle's ranch in rural Washington, things start to go very wrong. Her cousin hates her on sight. Her aunt falls into a mysterious coma. Then, left alone on the huge property, Molly and her cousin discover an intruder lurking in the barn! Armed and desperate, he drags them to the top of a nearby mountain--and triggers an avalanche with a gunshot. Can they make it down the mountain alive?
- Paperback | 164 pages
- 127 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 136.08g
- 01 Oct 1999
- Puffin Books
- New York, NY, United States
- Reissue ed.
- Illustrations, unspecified
Back cover copy
Avalanche!Molly can't wait to visit her aunt and uncle on their ranch in Washington. But as soon as she arrives, things start to go very wrong. Her cousin Glendon hates her on sight. Her aunt falls into a mysterious coma in the middle of the night and is rushed to the hospital. Then, left alone on the huge property, Molly and Glendon discover an intruder lurking in the barn! Armed and desperate, he drags them to the top of a nearby mountain -- and triggers an avalanche with a gunshot. There's no one to hear the cousins -- and no one to save them. Can they make it down the mountain alive? And who's waiting for them at the bottom?
"A first-rate thriller.... This satisfying novel will keep readers guessing until the end".-- School Library Journal
About Peg Kehret
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.