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Sting: A Loot Novel

By Jude Watson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545863469 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.93" x 8.56" | Ages 8 to 12

Lock up your jewels! Bestselling author Jude Watson is back with her gang of kid criminal masterminds.

Never do a favour for a friend.

Twelve-year-old March McQuin forgot rule number one for cat burglars, which is how he and his twin sister, Jules, found themselves dangling upside down twenty feet above a stone floor at three in the morning. Their target was a set of stunning diamonds and it should have been an easy job, in and out. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules were lucky to escape with their lives, and one measly stone.

Now the botched heist has created a world of trouble. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star, one of a trio of famous sapphires, and it’s cursed. The theft put the twins and their friends in the cross hairs of Interpol, the FBI, and a vicious adult gang of international criminals. And worst of all, the only way to break the curse and set everything to rights is by somehow managing to steal the other two sapphires in the set.

Break out the black gloves. Lay out the masks. There’s a full moon coming, and jewels to steal...

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

"Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humour throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner series

* "The high level of suspense, ultra-short chapters, and fast pace will hook readers of all stripes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review