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The whiz mob and the Grenadine Kid

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The whiz mob and the Grenadine Kid

Meloy, Colin, author.

New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, [2017]

420 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

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When Charlie sees a group of pickpockets stage a brash robbery in Marseille, France, he is intrigued. This is the most exciting thing to happen in his privileged but boring life as a diplomat's son. When Charlie defends one of the young thieves to the police, he asks for a reward: to be taught how to pick pockets as well--and now he can't complain of life being boring.

Reading Counts: Level 5.5 / 18.0 Points / 72294.

Lexile: 840L

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ISBN:

9780062342454

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Meloy, Colin, author.

Title:

The whiz mob and the Grenadine Kid / Colin Meloy ; illustrations by Carson Ellis.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

420 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Booklist Starred Reviews, 8/1/2017

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly, 8/14/2017

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 8/2017

Summary:

When Charlie sees a group of pickpockets stage a brash robbery in Marseille, France, he is intrigued. This is the most exciting thing to happen in his privileged but boring life as a diplomat's son. When Charlie defends one of the young thieves to the police, he asks for a reward: to be taught how to pick pockets as well--and now he can't complain of life being boring.

Target Audience:

840 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 6.2 14.0 191930.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 5.5 18.0 72294.

Subject:

Thieves--Fiction.

Subject:

Pickpockets--Fiction.

Subject:

Robbers and outlaws--Fiction.

Subject:

Diplomats--Fiction.

Subject:

Organized crime--Fiction.

Subject:

Adventure and adventurers--Fiction.

AE:PersName:

Ellis, Carson, 1975- illustrator.

Link:

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Patron Reviews

Review by Meg Kapustay.
The Wiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid is about a kid, Charlie Fisher, that moves in with his father. Charlie's parents got divorced on his seventh birthday. He was sitting on a bench writing in the park and witnessed an amazing pickpocket scene, and unfortunately got pickpocketed to. He makes a deal that he wouldn't call the police on him if he taught him how to pickpocket. Amer the boy that pickpocketed Charlie shows him the School of Seven Bells and they put him up to the real test of being a pickpocket.
I liked this book because I liked the mystery and the intensity of what is going to happen in the next chapter.
I recommend this for middle schoolers.


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