Author(s): Rundell, Katherine,
Date of Publication: 11/06/2020,
Pagination: 352 pages,
Imprint: Bloomsbury Childrens Books,
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 9 years, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... FOYLES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award.
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.