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Takers and Returners
An atmosphere of tension and anxiety is sustained throughout this skillfully written suspense in which children are drawn into a game that none of them will ever win. The game that Julian devised to relieve the boredom of summer—the game of Takers and Returners—divided the group into two: objects stolen from neighboring people and places by one team must be returned by the ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Taylor Productions Ltd
(first published April 1st 2002)
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For a long time I was plagued with the memory of a book I'd read in elementary school about a group of kids that devises a "borrowing" game with disastrous consequences; I could remember all these little details but couldn't for the LIFE of me remember the title or author, and I couldn't find any information about it online, nor could anyone I described it to identify the book for me. Enter a friend in library school who plugged my description into a fancypants librarian search engine and came b ...more