The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid.

Meloy, Colin.

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Charlie Fisher is the son of an American diplomat and he finds life very boring. When he witnesses a group of young pickpockets in a busy square in Marseilles Charlie is intrigued. Eventually he is asked to join the world of the whizz mob, an international band of child thieves who trained at the mysterious School of the Seven Bells. But he is drawn into a dangerous adventure with very high stakes. Ages 10-15

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Description

It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks. Yet Charlie is less alarmed than intrigued. This is the most thrilling thing that's happened to him since he came to France with his father, an American diplomat. So instead of reporting the thieves, Charlie defends one of their cannons, Amir, to the police, under one condition- he teach Charlie the tricks of the trade. What starts off as a lesson on pinches, kicks, and chumps soon turns into an invitation for Charlie to join the secret world of the whiz mob, an international band of child thieves who trained at the mysterious School of Seven Bells. The whiz mob are independent and incredibly skilled and make their own way in the world-they are everything Charlie yearns to be. But what at first seemed like a (relatively) harmless new pastime draws him into a dangerous adventure with global stakes greater than he could have ever imagined.

Book Details

Author Meloy, Colin.
Format HC
Publisher Penguin Books Australia
Imprint Viking Australia
Number of Pages 432
Publish Date 30/10/2017
Catalogue Jun18
Catalogue book number 6004