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Authors: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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Annie Was Warned

THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF

Copyright © 2003 by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. • Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York.

KNOPF, BORZOI BOOKS, and the colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Krosoczka, Jarrett. • Annie was warned / by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. —— p. cm.

SUMMARY: Disregarding warnings about the creepy mansion outside of town, Annie bravely goes to investigate on Halloween night and gets a big surprise.

ISBN 978-0-375-81567-6 (trade) — eISBN: 978-0-375-98375-7 (ebook)

[1. Haunted houses——Fiction.
2. Halloween——Fiction. 3. Surprise——Fiction. 4. Birthdays——Fiction.] I. Title. • PZ7.K935An 2003 • [E]——dc21 • A special acknowledgment to Ann Ritter and her indelible sense of style •
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On Halloween night, Annie sneaked out to the creepy old Montgomery mansion.

Annie’s parents told her not to go. “It’s got bats,” they warned.

“Bats don’t scare me!” Annie said.

Annie’s big sister said she should stay away. “It’s full of creepy spiders,” she cautioned.

“I like spiders.” Annie smiled.

Annie’s friend James nodded. “That place is haunted, all right,” he said with a shudder. Then he grinned. “I
dare
you to go!”

Annie was warned …

 … but Annie wasn’t scared.

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