The Pearl Thief

By WEIN, Elizabeth

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ISBN
9781484717165
Publisher
Disney-Hyperion


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2017  |  Young Adult

Gr 8 Up—In this prequel to Code Name Verity, set in 1938, Julia Beaufort-Stewart, 15, returns home from school in Paris for summer break to unhappy changes. The family's house and land have been sold and are being converted into a school. Julie, finding no one at home to welcome her, heads to the river. The next thing she remembers is waking up in the hospital with a head injury, not knowing what happened. The summer evolves into one of continuing mysteries and new friendships and emotions. On...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2017

Julia Beaufort-Stuart (called Julie), whom readers first met as a captured WWII pilot and spy in Code Name Verity (rev. 5/12), begins this prequel in 1938 as an earnest fifteen-year-old who returns from school to her family's dwindling Scottish estate. While idling by the river, overcome by nostalgia, she is mysteriously knocked unconscious. She's rescued by a group of Travellers, who are, unsurprisingly, seen as suspects of the assault by the bigoted townspeople. Julie can't remember what happened; but she believes ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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