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Highway Robbery by Kate Thompson
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Dec 04, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

A clean-as-a-whistle, sharp-as-a-thistle tale that draws on 17th century highwayman legends. A young street orphan is asked by a mysterious stranger to keep an eye on a horse -- which may or may not be Black Bess, owned by the infamous robber Dick Turpin. It's difficult to present ethical dilemmas in children's novels without straying to far into didacticism, but this little number does it with subtlety and style. The protagonist's voice is so richly fleshed out that this book might even make for a good dramatic monologue.

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message 1: by Tania (new) - added it

Tania Brooke - is this YA fiction? I'm looking for something to read with 10 year old Naomi.

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