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Young Adult Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Hiding in Hawk's Creek

A Jennifer Bannon Mystery

by (author) Brenda Chapman

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2006
Category
Mysteries & Detective Stories, Friendship, Parents
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894917247
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459716841
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 6
  • Reading age: 12 to 15

Description

Fourteen-year-old Jennifer Bannon cannot face another boring summer in Springhills. She convinces her mother to let her spend July at her grandmother’s cottage in Hawk’s Creek. She does not reveal that her plan is to live with her grandmother forever in order to avoid the problems back home. But Hawk’s Creek holds dark secrets, and Jennifer is soon drawn into the troubled world of Audrey Musquash, a Native girl accused of stealing and being out of control. In this tale of suspense and haunting friendship, Jennifer must face truths that will change her perspective on life forever.

About the author

Brenda Chapman grew up in Terrace Bay, Ontario, near the border of Minnesota. She has a BA in English from Lakehead University and a B.Ed from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Brenda taught reading and language arts to children and adults for nearly fifteen years before entering the federal government to work as a writer/editor. She is currently working as a senior communications advisor in Ottawa, Ontario. Chapman began her fiction career with children’s fiction. Running Scared (Napoleon, 2004) was her first YA novel featuring Jennifer Bannon. She then went on to pen three more in the series. Hiding in Hawk’s Creek (2006) was shortlisted for the 2007 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children. Where Trouble Leads, set in the Georgian Bay wilderness, was published in 2007. Trail of Secrets (2009) was the final instalment in the series. In Winter’s Grip is her first mystery for adults.

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Librarian Reviews

Hiding in Hawk’s Creek

While visiting her grandmother’s cottage, Jennifer is drawn into the troubled world of a Native girl, and must face truths that will change her life forever. A suspenseful tale.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

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