Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545468039 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.26" x 7.55" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545468022 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.83" x 8.55" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545633956 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
"Loot hits the jackpot." - Rick Riordan, #1Â New YorkÂ TimesÂ bestselling author
On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. 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. No sooner than the two find each other, they're picked up by the police and sent to the world's worst orphanage. It's not prison, but it feels like it.
March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom most kids only dream about.
Watch out! There are wild kids on the loose and a crime spree coming . . .
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Loot:
" So many things I love about this book: Cursed jewels, a dangerous prophecy, a crash course in the history of thievery, acrobatics and grift . . . It's the perfect summer read for kids." -Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
" Loot is one of those books that you'll want to devour in one sitting. Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humor throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." -James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner
"Akin to the best of roller-coaster rides . . . Taut, engrossing, and unstoppable." -Kirkus, starred review
" Jewel theft has never been as fun as in 39 Clues contributor Watson's action-packed novel featuring Mission: Impossible-style escapades. . . . The high level of suspense, ultra-short chapters, and fast pace will hook readers of all stripes." -Publishers Weekly, starred review