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Willo Davis Roberts

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Willo Davis Roberts

Willo Davis Roberts was an American writer chiefly known for her mystery novels for children and young adults. She won Edgar Allan Poe awards in 1989, 1995, and 1997 for best juvenile and best young adult mysteries. Her books included The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Don't Hurt Laurie, Megan's Island, Baby-sitting is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, The Girl with Silver Eyes, The One Left Behind and Scared Stiff.

Willo Davis Roberts

Books by Willo Davis Roberts

by Willo Davis Roberts - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Youth Fiction

Sixth-grader Kaci Drummond longs for excitement and to be noticed just as her sister Jodie is for dancing, or her brother Jeff is for playing the piano. Shortly after her family moves to a new house, Kaci returns home in the middle of the school day and stumbles upon a burglary. The robbers kidnap her, and when a nosy neighbor suspects that something is wrong and tries to help, they take her as well. Kaci quickly discovers that the elderly woman not only has some good ideas, but also helps them both keep up their courage. Can the two hostages band together to escape their captors?

by Willo Davis Roberts - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

All Buddy ever wanted was a normal family. But with her mother dead, her father missing, and her brother on the road searching for him, Buddy has a hard time believing it will ever happen. Instead she’s living with relatives she hardly knows who resent her for reasons she can’t figure out. Despite all this, Buddy clings to the hope that her father is out there, somewhere, and that her brother will find him so they can be a family again. Until then will Buddy find a way to accept her new life and figure out the mystery behind her relatives’ disapproving stares?

by Willo Davis Roberts - Adventure, Children's, Family, Fiction, Mystery
Twins Lewis and Allison are excited to join their new neighbors for an awesome vacation: they’ll be driving to Yellowstone in a motor home, seeing all the fantastic sights, getting to know the Rupe family...the trip should be a blast. It turns out to be anything but. First they discover that the Rupes have no interest in nutrition, manners, or their children. Even worse, a couple of strange men seem to be following them. Could they have something to do with the one-hundred-dollar bills little Billy Rupe keeps finding in the motor home? Lewis is afraid the answer is yes --- and his fear is not unfounded...
by Willo Davis Roberts - Mystery

From his favorite perch in a cherry tree, Rob sees a murder committed, but when he tells his preoccupied family, no one will believe him.