When a gang of wild red-haired children, claiming to be midgets, take over the house next door while the owner is away, twelve-year-old Kim must figure out who they are and how to get rid of them.
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Grade 4-6 --Kim Sanders, 12, and her author mother agree to watch a neighbor's house and to feed her cats and Venus flytraps while she's in New York City. To their surprise, a group of wild-looking, pipe-smoking, redheaded children called the Spikes gang claim to be relatives and immediately become ensconced in Mrs. Overfield's home. They train the cats, cut up worms for the plants, and play with Mrs. Overfield's collections, which range from Oriental art to world-class hightop sneakers. The madcap pace of this zany story never lets up as Kim and her mother try to solve the mystery of just who the Spikes are and what they might be doing next door. Slight and highly improbable, made the more so by Kim's statement that "It's one hundred percent true," but definitely humorous fare, with much of the humor coming from ineffectual adults, particularly Kim's mother. --Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0064403912
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0064403912I3N00