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Hide and Seek

by Katy Grant

After a summer cooped up in his family’s store selling bait, tackle, and soft drinks to tourists, fourteen-year-old Chase finally gets a chance to go on his first solo geocaching adventure.

Using his GPS in the foothills of the Arizona White Mountains, he uncovers the geocache―a small metal box―hidden deep in the woods in some undergrowth. Inside, with a few plastic army men and a log book, is a troubling message asking for help in a child’s handwriting.

When Chase returns later, he finds another message in the geocache box, this time asking for food. He is curious―and worried―about the mysterious individuals leaving the messages. Before he can turn to the adults around him for help, Chase is pulled into a complex, dangerous drama and a chilling confrontation with an unstable father who will stop at nothing to hold on to his children.

Young readers will learn all about the high-tech adventure game of geocaching in Katy Grant’s exciting novel that features heart-pounding action and surprising plot twists.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-542-3
Publication Date: 8/1/2010
Page Count: 240
Size: 6 ̎ x 8-1/2 ̎
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-669-7
Publication Date: 9/1/2012
Page Count: 240
Size: 6 ̎ x 8-1/2 ̎
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-56145-723-6
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

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AR Level: 4.5
GRL: U, Gr 5
Lexile: 700L
Themes: Geocaching, Geography, Family, Loyalty, Survival
BISAC 1: JUV013000 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General
BISAC 2: JUV005000 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
BISAC 3: JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings

Reviews

“First-rate suspense with an original premise and an appealing theme… A good, solid adventure.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Mystery and adventure propel this readable survival story that will hit the spot with Gary Paulsen’s fans and may also entice reluctant readers.” ―School Library Journal

“Part mystery, part outdoor adventure Hide and Seek should appeal to middle grade thrill seekers. Many readers will relate to Chase’s blended family, his desire to do something important on his own, and his mixed feelings about moving.” ―Library Media Connection

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“Believable characters, credible subplots, and adventure with an air of mystery combine to form a heart-pounding young-reader novel.” ―Sunday Eagle

“I was so glad to see that Hide and Seek fills the need for an exciting adventure story that’s a bit mystery, lots of survival and suspense and a great read. I also really liked that the book uses geocaching.” ―Green Bean Teen Queen

“Katy Grant masters the adolescent introduction into the adult world through Chase’s gradual comprehension of how deep parental love can be. The tense filled adventure will keep young readers glued to their seat through the climatic end of the story. A definite recommended book for the middle grade reader.” ―Boys to Books

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Awards

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Language Arts K-6 novels) ―Society of School Librarians International, 2011

Young Adult Top Forty ―Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, 2011

Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award (Master List, Grades 6-8) ―FAME, 2012-2013

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Starred, Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2011

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Flicker Tale Children’s Book Awards (Nominee, Juvenile Books) ―North Dakota Library Association, 2011-2012

Grand Canyon Reader Award (Nominee, Intermediate)―Arizona Library Association, 2012-2013

Great Stone Face Children’s Book Award (Nominee) ―Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire, 2011-2012

Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award (Nominee, Grades 6-8) ―State Library of Louisiana and Louisiana Center for the Book, 2012-2013

Maine Student Book Award (Nominee) ―Maine Library Association, Maine Association of School Libraries, Maine Reading Association, 2011-2012

Mark Twain Readers Award (Nominee) ―Missouri Association of School Librarians, 2012-2013

Prairie Pasque Children’s Book Award (Nominee) ―SD Library Association, SD Reading Council, SD State Library, SD Elementary School Principals, 2012-2013

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Meet the Author

Katy Grant is the author of Hide and Seek as well as the popular Summer Camp Secrets series for middle readers. She teaches college and university classes in writing and children’s literature and lives with her family in Arizona. You can visit her website here.