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The Good Thieves

Katherine Rundell



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01 July 2019
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA)
FOYLES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand' JACQUELINE WILSON '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 Vita set her jaw, and nodded at New York City in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight.

Fresh 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.
By:   Katherine Rundell
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781526608130
ISBN 10:   1526608138
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children's novels, for which she has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize amongst many others. She spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature; and is learning, as a direct result of writing The Good Thieves, to fly on the flying trapeze.

Reviews for The Good Thieves

An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand * Jacqueline Wilson * 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 * 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 * I love the way Katherine puts Impossible on hold while she tells her wild, warm, shimmering stories * Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War * Rundell is now unarguably in the first rank * Philip Pullman on THE EXPLORER * Rundell is a class act * The Times * One of our most talented writers for children * Observer * I cannot imagine the child who wouldn't be delighted by it * Independent on THE EXPLORER *

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