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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Aliens in Woodford

by (author) Mary Labatt

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2000
Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2000
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2000
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5


Strange things are going on at Woodford's old abandoned airfield -- transport trucks rumbling through the gates in the middle of the night, unexplained lights bobbing up and down and security guards who seem to possess superhuman strength. Sam the sheepdog is certain an alien invasion is about to happen. Were those missing neighborhood pets beamed up into a UFO? Is Sam next? Can Jennie and her best friend, Beth, rescue Sam from a fate worse than eating dog food?

About the author

Mary Labatt is an editor and writer. She is the author of the Dog Detective Sam mystery series, the Sam and Friends graphic mystery novels, the Puppy Sam level one early readers and a novel called A Puppy is for Loving. With all these dog books you can guess what Mary does on her Clear Creek, Ontario farm. She breeds and raises Rough Collies and Welsh Springer Spaniels. In the picture you can see Mary with two of her collie mothers, Annabel and Chloe.

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  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Readers who like dog stories mixed with humor and light mystery will enjoy Sam’s latest romp.

School Library Journal

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