Island of Thieves

Island of Thieves

eBook - 2012
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"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure."--Kirkus Reviews " Nonstop action . . . This is a fine choice to add to a 'Guys Read' list."--VOYA, 4Q 3P J S "A thrilling adventure."--The UK Guardian "Irresistibly funny and action-packed, this well-paced, smartly-written crime caper is just the thing for bored boys. Uncle Harvey is a wonderful comic creation; more, please!" --The London Times
"Only boring people get bored ... Interesting people can always find something to be interested in." That's what Tom Trelawney's father says, anyway. Tom shouldn't have been interested in playing with matches but he was...bored. Now the shed is in ashes and strange Uncle Harvey is the only one willing to have him stay while his parents vacation Tom soon discovers Harvey is going to South America on a treasure hunt and though nephews aren't invited, he manages to tag along. Before it's over he'll drive a car, fire a gun and run for his life. Tom realizes that life may be about following the rules, but survival may be about breaking them.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547822327
0547822324
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (240 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2013

"After Tom Trelawney accidentally burns down his family's garden shed, Tom's parents, who are away on vacation, send him to stay with his eccentric Uncle Harvey in New York City. But Uncle Harvey is headed for Peru, supposedly to hunt for treasure, and means to leave Tom behind. Maybe Tom wouldn't have worked so hard convincing his uncle to take him along if he'd known what he was getting into... Hailed as a "perfect summer read" by Booklist magazine, Island of Thieves is a nonstop blend of mystery and exciting action that's a good pick for Alex Rider fans." January 2013 Kids' Books Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=594050

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violet_dolphin_2036 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13

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