After Jane Potter's best friend, Peter, moves away, Jane spends her time with her pet rabbits and her dog Missy until a chance encounter with Dinah Dobbins, an Air Force brat, leads Jane into adventure, terror, and eventually friendship
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Grade 4-6 A short, fast-paced mystery story with an underlying theme of friendship. The action takes place during two rainy, foggy days in a Nebraska town along the Missouri river. Eleven-year-old Jane, a loner by choice, resents it when Dinah, a new girl in town, tries to involve herself in her life, especially when she calls Jane ``Toad'' in front of everyone. That plus Dinah's angry, belligerent manner makes Jane vow to have nothing to do with her. But when she learns that the girl's behavior is a cover-up for her concern about her sick mother, she relents and agrees to help her find out where her younger step-brother is getting all the money and jewels that he's been bringing home. A once timid Jane finds herself following the boy down a rabbit hole into a dark, spider-infested tunnel. They find the money, the jewels, and the robbers who have hidden their loot in the tunnel. Although the identity of the robbers will surprise few readers, the breezy writing style will carry them along to the happy but pat ending in which Dinah learns that her mother will recover and Jane is pleased to accept ``Toad'' as a nickname and Dinah as a friend. Virginia Golodetz, St. Michael's College, Winooski, Vt.
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A friendship springs from a feud when two girls become involved in a terrifying mystery. Ages 8-12.
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Book Description Avon Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Jacqueline Rogers (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M038070496X