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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 96
Themes: Jewel heist, cat burglar, family dynamics, grandfather and grandson, crime
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 15/Feb/2022
Fry Reading Level: 1.8
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Michael has been getting into trouble lately.

As a consequence, his mom is making him look after his grandfather for the summer. The thing is, Gramps isn’t your average senior citizen: he’s a retired burglar with a lifetime of criminal knowledge. When a thief breaks into Gramps' apartment and steals a necklace with great sentimental value, the unlikely pair team up, combining old-school planning and modern tech to track down the necklace—and try to steal it back.

This high-interest Orca Anchor title is written specifically for teens reading below a grade 2.0 level.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Full of suspense and has a fast-moving plot, all packaged in its relatively short page length. The book is short, but not simplistic, and the content and themes are age-appropriate for teens. Highly Recommended.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Short sentences, generous line spacing, and amped-up pacing combine to ease reluctant teen readers into this tongue-in-cheek caper…A clever variation on the theme of intergenerational connections.”

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A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection  | 2022 | Commended

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