Loot

Loot

How to Steal A Fortune

eBook - 2014
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"LOOT hits the jackpot." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It''s Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he''s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels."But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He''s talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they''re picked up by the police and sent to the world''s worst orphanage. It''s not hard time, but it feels like it.March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father''s business inside and out, and they''re tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they''ll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about. . . . .Hold on to your pearls, because this summer, the world''s youngest criminal masterminds are coming for you. Praise for Loot: "So many things I love about this book: Cursed jewels, a dangerous prophecy, a crash course in the history of thievery, acrobatics and grift . . . This is LOOT you can take to the bank. It''s the perfect summer read for kids." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series"LOOT is one of those books that you''ll want to devour in one sitting. Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humor throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." -- James Dashner, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER"LOOT is pure delight -- a super-smart, funny, and exciting ride that I hoped would last forever. Full of wonderful characters and gratifying twists, this story is truly something special." -- Rebecca Stead, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and Newbery Medalist for WHEN YOU REACH ME "A nonstop thrill ride of cons, schemes, and near misses, with more twists than a pretzel factory. If middle grade heist counts as a genre, Jude Watson is the master." -- Gordon Korman, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SWINDLE"LOOT is proof that Jude Watson can do it all: an edge-of-your seat mystery that manages to be thrilling, funny, nail-biting, and full of real characters readers will care about. I loved it." -- Peter Lerangis, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Seven Wonders series"LOOT is one of my favorite reads in a very long time! I could not put this book down!" -- Jennifer A. Nielsen, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE FALSE PRINCE"LOOT breezes along in Jude Watson''s trademark smart, snappy style, a sophisticated caper with a charming and unforgettable cast of characters." -- Natalie Standiford, author of THE SECRET TREE"LOOT is fast, fun, and full of exciting twists -- like OCEANS 11 starring kids. Buried beneath the exciting heist adventure is a beautifully written story of love and resilience, but that just serves to deepen the surprises and suspense that will keep kids flipping pages long after lights out." -- Rachel Vail, author of UNFRIENDED"Bursting with adventure, humor and heart, LOOT is an unputdownable treat. Just make sure to hide it somewhere genius when you''re done, so no one tries to steal it." -- Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of the Whatever After series"One deadly curse, four runaway kids and seven magical moonstones all add up to a page-turner full of action and heart. This is OCEAN''S ELEVEN for the middle grade reader." -- Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor author of HATTIE BIG SKY* "Akin to the best of roller-coaster rides. . . . Taut, engrossing, and unstoppable." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review* "Jewel theft has never been as fun as in 39 Clues contributor Watson''s action-packed novel featuring Mission: Impossible - style escapades. . . . The high level of suspense, ultra-short chapters, and fast pace will hook readers of all stripes." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review"Sassy narration, smart quips, pigeon drops, and slang worthy of an episode of DRAGNET make this fast-paced tale of topsy-turvy antics a joy from beginning to end. Don''t try these high jinks at home..." -- BOOKLIST"A richly entertaining romp." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN''S BOOKS
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545633956
0545633958
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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LPL_KarenA Oct 14, 2016

Jewel thieves, acrobatics, and magic moonstones! After watching his father fall to his death during a heist, March must figure out what his father's last words mean: "Find Jewels". March is thrust into a globe-trotting adventure that he has to see through to the end or it could mean his... Read More »


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readbots6
Jun 19, 2018

great book! one sad part tho.

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mmadigan
Feb 27, 2018

i do not agree with sulav shakya

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Yohoona
Aug 06, 2017

This book was a great book overall, and provided amounts of suspense that was satisfactory. The plot was interesting, and the way the author showed the characters were similar to the way used in the series "The Heroes of Olympus". However, I felt that the plot was not very thick sometimes and it was frankly sometimes quite easy to foresee what would come next. It would be a good casual read, but if you are looking for suspense and thrill, I wouldn't really recommend it to you.

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SULAV SHAKYA
Jun 27, 2017

This is overall not a good book. It is very cliche and has a very undeveloped story. The feelings attempted to be put in this story are very limited and are overall not used very often only to make, "confronations" between the members are the group that change nothing.

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The constant mistrust of Jules is a given, only that it is used two times during the entire book, if that was used more, it would have been more effective in building a slight mistrust/trust with her. Overall I would not read this book, it was put together in a hurry. Mabye the sequel would be better, but the first one was crap.

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CryptedData
Mar 16, 2017

I liked this book a lot but some parts were boring. Most of it was at the end. Beware of boringness at the end. -CryptedData

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christiana23511
Nov 15, 2016

It was so awesome. I like this book so much, but a little sad.

LPL_KarenA Oct 14, 2016

Jewel thieves, acrobatics, and magic moonstones! After watching his father fall to his death during a heist, March must figure out what his father's last words mean: "Find Jewels". March is thrust into a globe-trotting adventure that he has to see through to the end or it could mean his life and the life of his newly found twin sister. If you've ever wished you could fool grown-ups, travel across the country on your own, and steal a fortune to make things right, you can live out your dreams in Loot!

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arlo2006
Feb 27, 2016

This is a very good book and I would definitely suggest it to young readers.

andiejpg Jul 29, 2015

A great adventure!

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conradmo
Jan 23, 2015

When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

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