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Publisher's Summary

Amy learned a lot in her babysitting course - but not what to do if two thugs show up, intent on kidnapping.

When Amy agreed to babysit little Kendra Edgerton, she had no idea she was stepping into a kidnapping plot. Armed with misinformation and a weapon, the two men force the girls out of the house and take them to a remote cabin in the woods. There they make videos of the girls and mail them to Kendra’s wealthy parents in an effort to get ransom money. After several of her escape attempts fail, Amy is forced to make one last, desperate move, sending clues to the police through the videos. But time is working against her.

In Stolen Children, award-winner Peg Kehret crafts a suspenseful thriller with a spunky, resourceful heroine.

©2010 Peg Kehret (P)2013 AudioGO

Critic Reviews

" Stolen Children features an interesting story and a strong female character." ( School Library Journal)
"Plot-driven and consistently paced, this quick read has ample suspense and drama." ( Booklist)
"The story is fast-paced, plot-driven, and involving, with comic relief provided by the captors’ fumbling machinations and little Kendra’s behavior. A sure hit for the intended audience." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Love this book!

This book has been loved by my students for years so I finally caved in. I LOVED IT!!! It's a great story showing how you can overcome hurdles even when you're stuck. I love Amy!

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great book, kind of short

I read this book when I was young and havent been able to get the story out of my head, after some googling I finally found it and was able to listen to it through Audible. Pretty good book but I would say it is definitely for young readers.

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Loved it!

My kids and I decided to read this title, as it was a recommended read for their class. Sometimes the narrator's voice cracked and she speaks a but slow, but we thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Good for children

For a grown up a bit boring, I lost interest rapidly. My 7 year-old daughter got asleep each time she listened to it. My 9 year-old son listened attentively to the whole story. Probably there is an age target for this story.

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Intriguing story about a girl who along with the child she is babysitting gets kidnapped. I enjoyed the story and would recommend it.

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Amazing

Realy missed the suspense and terror but that just conforms that this is aimed at younger audiences
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highly recommend

what a great book. it caught my attention first chapter. it kept me interested thru the whole book.

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I liked the story! This is the second time I've listened to it. Still like it!

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Stolen children

This was a good kidnapping mystery. I was impressed by this book and I definitely want to read more from this author.

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Underwhelming and unrealistic

Absolutely every character in this book is written as an idiot with the exception of Amy who doesn’t act at all like a 14 year old would if they’d been kidnapped. The 3 year old is written with the language skills of a 1 year old, and the way that she is narrated is really hard to listen to. Yes kids has squeaky little voices, but they don’t sound like trolls.
The criminals in this book were beyond stupid and were openly discussing things in front of witnesses. So unbelievable.
Overall, the story was lacking, the characters were shallow, and the narration was pretty bad.

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  • R E Holt
  • 06-21-22

Brilliant story to listen to

Amazing so catchy and loved the characters would completely recommend very good mystery but also not to difficult to understand

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  • Linda Brown
  • 05-23-22

light hearted and a good listen!

This was a good warm listen. The kidnappers were gormless and the baby sitter clever, giving clues to help the police find her and the toddler, while keeping the tot happy until found!

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