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The Devil and His Boy

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  794 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
Tom Falconer is in trouble. Pursued by the notorious criminal Ratsey, Tom soon finds himself alone and hungry on the streets of London. Luckily enough, the mysterious Dr. Mobius soon recruits Tom to play an important role in a play to be performed in front of Queen Elizabeth. Tom knows there’s something not right about Mobius, but he’s willing to take a risk in order to ke ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 11th 2007 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1997)
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Mohamed Yahia
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
''The Devil and His Boy'' is a good book for several reasons. First, I find this book good because its about a queen that was sleeping and then she went through a secret passage. I love stories with secret passages. Second, I find this book good because their is a magician who tells the queen of England secrets that he can see in his magic ball. i love magic and adventures. These are the reasons why i think this book is good.

I gave the book ''The Devil and his Boy'' 3 stars for several reasons.
Turkan Taskin
I can always rely on Anthony Horowitz to write an entertaining book. I wouldn't say Devil is my favourite book by him, but it was so fun. I love how Horowitz describes every character in such a detailed, original way that they become more believable and you love/hate them even more (usually the latter). Although I found it quite predictable (hence the three-star rating), I was actually pretty invested in the story. It's a very short, fast-paced novel, and I would definitely recommend it to young ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Devil and His Boy, Anthony Horowitz
عنوان: شیطان و پسرکش؛ نویسنده: آنتونی هوروویتس؛ مترجم: گیتا گرگانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، کاروان، کتابهای لوک، 1387، در 195 ص، فروست: کتابهای نوجوانان، شابک: 9789641750307؛ موضوغ: داستانهای کوتاه نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
This story looks like a movie script. It is set in the 1600 in England. I like the plot and also the afterword chapter which is very funny.
specially I like the sentence "I put some mistakes in the book to make the teachers happy" (since the book is meant to teach some facts from the 1600 by means of this story).
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun book to read aloud with my 7 and 10 year olds. This book is a little "edgier" (scarier?) than some children's lit, but I love the real historical characters and references and the attempt to (somewhat) accurately place it in the Middle Ages.
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Tämä oli kyllä hyvin tyypillinen Horowitzin kirja, ja sen vuoksi se olikin oikein hyvä. Takakannen teksti on vähän liian spoilaava, koska se paljasti tapahtumia melkein loppuun saakka. Lastenosastolta löytyväksi kirjaksi tämä on ehkä turhan raaka... voin kuvitella että jotkut 9-13 -vuotiaat voivat vähän ahdistua tästä kirjasta. Itsekin vähäsen ahdistuin. Mutta toisaalta on ihan Horowitzin tyylistä ripotella kirjaan vähän ahdistavia kohtauksia. Horowitz on edelleen yksi lempikirjailijoistani, ja ...more
Fayyaz Ahmed
Oct 20, 2015 rated it liked it
A short read, one I never really thought I would read, but I gave it a shot. The ending was quite gruesome with the heads on spikes and all. Anyway it was a nice and frankly quite simple book to finish. I zoomed pass this book, because of all the note taking and everything. After finishing it, I realized this could be a book I take notes on in the future, as it has a deeper meaning. Truth. All in all it was a good book, a fun read, and I recommend it to people who want something simple but at th ...more
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile, 2015
Fun tale, written with real historical persons and atmosphere. This is an adventure from cover to cover and I think any younger person would enjoy spending the afternoon with this tale. I enjoyed it!
Molly's Sister
Oct 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like history
A good book but not my favorite book.
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The Devil and His Boy" is one of the best and most outstanding books. I really love all of the drama and action between Ratsey chasing Tom Falconed. From a scale of 1 out of 10, i rate it an 11. If I had 7 dollars laying around in my pocket, guess what I would do, buy this book because it helps ,me escape my reality.
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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent ...more
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