Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 15
- Grade: 9 to 12
- Reading age: 12 to 15
An unexpected delivery from the florist points to a secret admirer for Shelby Belgarden, but when an ominous phone call and a disturbing email follow, the teenaged sleuth and her family realize that the dangerous obsession of a stalker lies behind them. While the messages become increasingly sinister, the police are unable to uncover the culprits identity, and Shelby finds her world has turned into a nightmare of fear and betrayal.
When an arrest is made, it seems that life can return to normal for the Belgarden family, but the stalker proves more cunning than anyone could have imagined. Just when it seems she is safe again, Shelby finds herself at the mercy of a twisted but brilliant mind. Time is running out, and with no one to help her, Shelby must outwit her captor before he can carry out his deadly plan.
About the author
Valerie Sherrard first decided to become an author when she was in grade six! Her homeroom teacher that year, Mr. Alf Lower, praised and encouraged her efforts and instilled in her a lifelong belief in her ability to write. After producing about a dozen books for teens, Sherrard turned her hand to picture books. There’s a COW Under My Bed! introduces Oscar Ollie Brown, who will be embarking on his second adventure in There’s a Goldfish in my Shoe! in the fall of 2009. Since becoming a published author, Sherrard has enjoyed visiting many classrooms and libraries to speak to young people about writing, literacy, and most of all, finding and following your dreams. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Valerie has spent time in a number of provinces, including her current home of New Brunswick. She lives in Miramichi with her husband Brent and their four cats: Lilly, Thragg, Patootie and Cody.
Eyes of a Stalker (A Shelby Belgarden Mystery)The fifth book in the Shelby Belgarden series, Eyes of a Stalker, is an accomplished mystery with a thoroughly creepy element. Shelby becomes the target of an unpleasantly mysterious admirer – and it eventually becomes evident that the stalker is someone at her school. The story is both realistic and tense to the end. One hopes that the traumatizing events won’t keep Shelby from solving more mysteries in the future.
Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Summer 2007. Vol.30 No.3.
Eyes of a Stalker (Shelby Belgarden Mystery)In her newest mystery, Shelby’s the victim of a cunning stalker. Can she outwit her captor before he carries out his deadly plan?
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.