32nd out of 52 books — 21 voters
The Deep End Gang
by Peggy Dymond Leavey (Goodreads Author)
Twelve-year-old Martin Jessup, teller of tall tales and other untruths, cannot understand his sister's objections to the family's move from Winnipeg to small-town Ontario. With Dad in the military, moving is a fact of life. Settling into his new home, Martin is intrigued by a deserted house across the street and by an unfriendly neighbour, who seems to be waiting for somet...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Napolean and Co
(first published 2003)
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Vaguely remember reading this years ago, it's good for the targeted age group, everyone else may not find it as entertaining, but I could be terribly wrong. Remember meeting the author as well ages ago, she seemed like she was a nice person...god what a vague and childish description.
Peggy was the second of five children in a family where the favourite gift at Christmas and birthdays was always a book. Born in Toronto, Peggy spent her growing up years moving from place to place, due to her father’s frequent RCAF postings.
After winning an essay competition in Grade 4, Peggy discovered a love of writing. She wrote stories to entertain her younger siblings and little plays for h...more