Hannah West in the Belltown towers : a mystery / by Linda Johns.

by Johns, Linda.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Fiction J JOHN
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J JOHN
 
 
Summary
Hannah West is not your ordinary twelve-year-old. She's artistic, full of street smarts, and best of all, she's a budding detective. She and her mom are technically homeless, but thanks to a series of house-sitting jobs, they always have a place to stay. In this first book in a lively  series, Hannah and her mom—who adopted Hannah from China when she was a baby— move into their latest new place: a high-rise apartment in Seattle's swanky Belltown towers. And just as they're getting settled, someone tries to steal a valuable piece of artwork from one of their new neighbors! Quick as a wink, Hannah is on the trail of a thief who is wreaking havoc on Seattle's thriving art scene! Armed with her keen eye and ever-present sketchbook, no detail gets past Hannah unnoticed.…
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. Johns has concocted a wonderful character in 12-year-old Hannah West, who wanders the street, closely observing her surroundings. Adopted from China as an infant, Hannah and her adoptive mother, an artist, earn their way by house-sitting, with Hannah making extra money as a dog walker and errand runner. While taking care of an apartment in Seattle's upscale Belltown Towers, Hannah and her mother stumble upon an art theft. The heist turns into a series of thefts from local art galleries, which Hannah, with her knowledge of the city and keen observation skills, is able to solve. With a great backstory and an engaging heroine, this enjoyable mystery is a strong addition to the Sleuth imprint. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mystery and detective stories.
Belltown (Seattle, Wash.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Sleuth Puffin,2006
Language English
Description 170 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 0142406376 (pbk.)
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