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Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... FOYLES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand' JACQUELINE WILSON'Read everything she writes' DAILY MAILFresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack's spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan.Katherine Rundell's fifth novel is a heist as never seen before - the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.

The good thieves - Katherine Rundell

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Title
The good thieves
Author
Katherine Rundell
format
Hardback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Children's Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190613

Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... FOYLES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand' JACQUELINE WILSON'Read everything she writes' DAILY MAILFresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack's spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan.Katherine Rundell's fifth novel is a heist as never seen before - the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.

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Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe. After completing a degree in English and a doctorate on John Donne, she is now a full-time writer and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she studies Renaissance literature and climbs old buildings at night. Katherine has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award and has been shortlisted for many others. In 2017 she was selected as one of Hay Festival's Hay30 influential young thinkers to watch.

Likely to be the best children's book you'll read this year
The Times Children's Book of the Week

Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called "serious" novels are forgotten
Observer

An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand
Jacqueline Wilson

Captivating ... Not only is [Rundell's] latest an irresistible journey, but every inch of it is a delight … At its heart the book is about courage, friendship and love
Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

A new Katherine Rundell book is always an event, but this is another triumph and then some. A wickedly exciting heist with heart, I can but marvel at this new delight from one of my favourite storytellers ever
Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars

Rundell is an astonishing young talent and her books combine old-fashioned, edge-of-your-seat adventure with richly imagined characters... Read everything she writes
Daily Mail

With a gripping plot and unforgettable characters, Rundell's latest is another triumph
Mail on Sunday Children's Book of the Month

A total showstopper of a story. Rundell's finest yet
Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse

Rundell orchestrates the fast-paced, thrilling action and vivid, endearing characters with the precision of a watchmaker
Daily Mail

Purring mafiosi, breathtaking feats of nerve and a crackling sense of atmosphere throughout make this book a single-sitting treat, showcasing Rundell at the peak of her powers
Guardian

I love the way Katherine puts Impossible on hold while she tells her wild, warm, shimmering stories
Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War

The Good Thieves is another suspenseful and beautifully written book that will delight Rundell fans
Telegraph

The Good Thieves is a story-telling spectacle - it glitters with adventure, family, friendship, and an irresistible sprinkling of impossibility
Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island

Increasingly, I feel that doctors should prescribe Katherine Rundell books to patients - all that wisdom, all that humour, all that irrepressible joy. The Good Thieves is, predictably, superb
Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song

It's full of mischief, vibrance, tenacity and wonder
Cerrie Burnell, author of The Girl with the Shark's Teeth

Rundell's books are as breathlessly intrepid as each sentence is elegantly sculpted
i Weekend

Lights a spark in your heart from the very first line and sets it blazing with danger, daring, high-wire thrills and a vivid, unstoppable spirit of love and hope. I adored it
Lauren St John, author of the Laura Marlin Mysteries

Another satisfying instalment in Rundell's ongoing saga of adventure and derring-do. Filled with all the tension, justice and excitement you expect from her, The Good Thieves doesn't put a foot wrong, as it plots and plans, twists and turns, flies and falls as Vita and her gang plot the heist of the decade, on the side of good
A. F. Harrold, author of The Afterwards

A truly excellent book ... Stolen castles, daring heists, prohibition, pickpockets, animal adventure, the circus, a truly terrifying villain and four of the best protagonists I've ever encountered. Plus Katherine Rundell's glorious prose
Katherine Webber, co-author of Sam Wu Is Not Afraid

Type
BOOK
Edition
Hardback original
Keyword Index
New York (N.Y.) - Juvenile fiction.|Children's stories.|Detective and mystery stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
322

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