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PublisherAndersen Press Ltd
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Publication date7th July 2011
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The Island of Thieves
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A cracking thriller packed full of treasure, intrigue, danger and daring. When Tom finds himself jetting to Peru with his uncle he has no idea what lies in store. Nothing is quite straightforward with Uncle Harvey; a trip to Lima turns out to be a quest for buried treasure – gold from the days of Sir Francis Drake – which could be hidden almost anywhere along miles of coastline. Tom is an excellent narrator and the slippery character of his uncle is wittily exposed.
SynopsisThe Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey
Buried treasure. Ruthless gangsters. An ancient clue ...Our Captain took the pinnacle ashore and I went with him and six men also, who were sworn by God to be secret in all they saw. Here we buried five chests filled with gold. Tom Trelawney was looking for excitement. Now he's found it. With his eccentric uncle Harvey, he's traveling to South America on a quest for hidden gold. But Harvey has some dangerous enemies and they want the treasure too. Who will be the first to uncover the secrets of the mysterious island?
"Funny and action packed, this well-paced, smartly written crime caper is just the thing for boys of 8+. Uncle Harvey is a wonderful comic creation; more, please." Amanda Craig, The Times
"One of the best children’s adventure stories of the year" Books for Keeps
"A stunning treasure story complete with a mysterious manuscript and hidden chests of gold and silver. While firmly rooted in the perils and dangers of modern day life in Peru, the real magic of the story lies in the tales of plundering pirates, majestic galleons, and legendary sea voyages contained in the manuscript." addictedtomedia
"A cracking thriller packed full of intrigue, danger and daring." The Observer
About The Author
Josh Lacey was born in London. He is the eldest of seven children, with two younger brothers and four sisters. He still lives in London, now with his wife and daughters.
Josh Lacey is the author of God is Brazilian, a biography of the man who introduced football to Brazil. He also writes under the name Joshua Doder, and his Grk novels have been received with acclaim; A Dog Called Grk was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award as well as many regional prizes, while Grk and the Pelotti Gang was shortlisted for the 2006 Blue Peter Book Awards in the ‘Book I Couldn't Put Down’ category.
Josh Lacey worked as a journalist, a screenwriter and a teacher before publishing his first novel. He is now a regular contributor to The Guardian.
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