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Loot: How to Steal a Fortune
Children's - 3rd-7th Grade, Age 8-12 
272 p. ; 
Retail $17.99

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ISBN 9780545468022
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Unique in its point of view, this action-packed mystery demands not only a reader's attention but commands their careful evaluation as well. The well-developed characters embark on an impossible quest and as they struggle they change in remarkable ways, leaving readers to grapple with their actions and their motivations. An emotionally intense journey, readers will laugh, cry, cheer, and fear until the very last page. And when the journey is over, readers will contemplate the story and revisit its complex pieces.

As a note: The main characters are all thieves. The story is clearly fiction and the lifestyle not glorified; it is reminiscent of bad guys being good in an Oliver-Twist-sort-of-way. The good choices the kids make: to tell the truth, work together, and problem solve are, in our opinion, the most powerful themes of this story. There is much potential for deep discussion about choices, consequences, and more.
Publisher Summary
On a foggy night in Amsterdam, notorious cat burglar Alfie McQuinn falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about a stash of loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had.
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