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‘Vita set her jaw and nodded at New York City in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight.’
A group of children who will do anything to right a wrong. A heist as you’ve never seen before.
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.
‘Rundell is now unarguably in the first rank’ Philip Pullman
‘Katherine Rundell just gets better and better’ Jacqueline Wilson
‘Rundell is a class act’ The Times
‘One of our most talented writers for children’ Observer
‘Katherine Rundell cannot put a foot wrong’ Sunday Telegraph
‘She has already found a voice that is indisputably her own’ Daily Telegraph
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 this book, to fly on the flying trapeze.