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Toby Tucker: Picking People's Pockets

Written by Valerie Wilding

Part of the Toby Tucker S. Series

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Brilliant time-travelling adventures. Toby is magiced back to Victorian London, into Alfie Trott’s life, and finds himself picking people’s pockets, with one eye out for the peelers.

Toby Tucker, an orphan who has been fostered by the kind Don and Evie. His sole possession is a chest filled with torn paper, and a strange message: Piece your family tree together and you'll find out who you are and when you come from. 'When, not where?' thinks Toby. 'That can't be right.' Yet when he manages to put together a name, the most incredible magic happens. Toby finds he’s able to use his magic to go back in time and live the life of his ancestors’ and what a fab time he has.  

Readers of Horrid Henry and the Horrible Histories will love it and in addition we think that even the most reluctant of readers, particularly boys will really relate to Toby and his historical exploits.

The titles in the series so far and in order are Keeping Sneaky Secrets, Dodging the Donkey Doo, Sludging Through the Sewers, Mucking about with Monkeys, Picking People’s Pockets and Hogging all the Pig Swill.

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Toby Tucker: Picking People's Pockets Synopsis

This time Toby is magicked back to Victorian London, into Alfie Trott’s life, and finds himself picking people’s pockets, with one eye out for the peelersI was just dipping a nicely bulging pocket when something gripped my neck. My stomach scrunched up - a peeler! I whipped my hand out of the pocket, and froze.    A hoarse voice whispered, “I told you to stay off Mr Barkitt’s patch. Didn’t I?” As he said, “Didn’t I?” he shook me by the neck. I was stretched so tall I thought I’d lose my trousers.    The owner of the fat pocket was smirking at me. Fool didn’t know how near he’d come to being robbed!

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ISBN: 9781405218375
Publication date: 05/03/2007
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405218375
Publication date: 5th March 2007
Author: Valerie Wilding
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers

About Valerie Wilding

Valerie Wilding was a teacher for twenty years and now manages a school library. She has had over twenty books published, including a Green Banana: Diggers and Dumpers. She lives in Alton, Hampshire.    

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