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The Good Thieves

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.

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Inventive storyteller Katherine Rundell takes us to 1920s Manhattan in a sweet, scary, swashbuckling adventure pitting an unlikely band of tweens against the most murderous gangster in New York. The gangster in question quickly finds his life is a lot more complicated since he encountered tenacious, red-headed Vita (an unexpected consequence of stealing the family home from her unsuspecting grandpa), and things really escalate when she absconds with a piece of evidence that implicates the mobster in a notorious murder. As Vita and her friends dodge their would-be killers while pursuing their quest for hidden treasure (and to restore the smile on her grandpa's face), The Good Thieves face bad guys, perils, and dicey situations aplenty in a fast-moving plot with unexpected developments galore, and also sweet moments.

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