Highway robbery

By Thompson, Kate & Duddle, Jonny & Dress, Robert

Publishers Summary:
On a cold day in eighteenth-century England, a poor young boy agrees to watch a stranger's fine horse for a golden guinea but soon finds himself in a difficult situation when the king's guard appears and wants to use him as bait in their pursuit of a notorious highwayman.

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978-0-06173-035-1
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2009

Gr 3-5 In this slight yet entertaining novel, a young unnamed urchin explains to a potential buyer how he came into possession of the horse he's offering for sale. It seems that a wild-looking gentleman asked him to care for it and not move from that spot until he returned in exchange for a guinea. Even while enchanted with the prospect of more money than he's ever known, the boy considers the offers of passersby to take the animal off hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 26, 2009

From the first page, the reader is drawn into Kate Thompson's tale of mystery, intrigue, and perplexity. One wonders if the narrator is relaying the story exactly as it happenedor whether there is something more? The unnamed narrator has an authentic streetwise voice that makes real his dark, desperate world. He anticipates the reader's questions and is quick to answer, building the plot as artfully as a well-seasoned storyteller (which...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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