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The Island of Thieves

Written by Josh Lacey

Crime / Mystery Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

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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.

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The Island of Thieves Synopsis

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?

The Island of Thieves Press Reviews

"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 

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ISBN: 9781849392457
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849392457
Publication date: 7th July 2011
Author: Josh Lacey
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery
Recommendations: eBooks

About Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children including The Island of Thieves, Bearkeeper, The Dragonsitter and the Grk series. He has worked as a journalist and written one book for adults, God is Brazilian. His first book for children, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and is written under the pseudonym Joshua Doder. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.  

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