Don't Go Near Mrs. Tallie
Sixth-grader Kayo Benton and her friend Rosie are busy trying to find a good home for old Mrs. Tallie's cat, Muffin. But when Rosie gets a menacing phone call warning her to stay away from the old woman, the girls begin to realize that it isn't just the cat that needs help. In her stately mansion, Mrs. Tallie is getting sicker each day. Her gardener keeps chasing Kayo and Rosie away. And there's a poisonous plant sitting near Mrs. Tallie's garden. Someone is trying to kill Mrs. Tallie. But who? And why? Peg Kehret has written many popular books for children. Her novels are regularly nominated for state awards. Drawing on her many years as volunteer for the Humane Society and the SPCA, Kehret creates suspenseful adventures for the two young animal lovers in her Frighmares series-a series that has become a favorite with readers of all ages.