Searching for Candlestick Park

Searching for Candlestick Park

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Life has been tough for Spencer since his dad left. His mom complains constantly, they never seem to have enough money, and they're always having to move. He knows his father works for the Giants baseball team and lives somewhere in San Francisco--and Spencer's sure that if he can somehow get there, his dad will take him in. But California is a long, dangerous way from Seattle if you've only got fourteen dollars, you're twelve?and you're alone.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 131 x 196 x 12mm | 132g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0141303662
  • 9780141303666
  • 1,831,682

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ON THE RUN

Life has been tough for Spencer since his dad left. Everything has changed. His mom complains constantly, they never seem to have enough money, and they're always having to move out of apartments in the middle of the night. He knows his father works for the Giants baseball team and lives somewhere in San Francisco -- and Spencer's sure that if he can somehow get there, his dad will take him in. But California is a long, dangerous way from Seattle if you've only got fourteen dollars, you're twelve ... and you're alone.
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Review quote

"A fast-paced, exciting adventure". -- Booklist
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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.
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Rating details

105 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 30% (31)
4 26% (27)
3 32% (34)
2 11% (12)
1 1% (1)
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