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Highway robbery

Author: Kate Thompson; Jonny Duddle; Robert Dress
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On a cold day in eightheenth-century England, a poor young boy agrees to watch a stranger's fine horse for a golden guinea but soon finds himself in a difficult situation when the king's guard appears and wants to use him as bait in their pursuit of a notorious highwayman.
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Juvenile works
Adventure fiction
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Richard Turpin; Richard Turpin; Richard Turpin
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Thompson; Jonny Duddle; Robert Dress
ISBN: 9780061730344 0061730343 9780061730351 0061730351
OCLC Number: 244177100
Notes: Reading level: age 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Target Audience: Ages 10 up.
Description: 118 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Kate Thompson ; illustrated by Jonny Duddle and Robert Dress.

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On a cold day in eightheenth-century England, a poor young boy agrees to watch a stranger's fine horse for a golden guinea but soon finds himself in a difficult situation when the king's guard appears and wants to use him as bait in their pursuit of a notorious highwayman.

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A great book!

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-12-02) Excellent Permalink

A young beggar boy is faced with the challenge of helping a robber or helping the king. The boy eventually learns to stand up for himself. I thought it was a great book and that the characters were really good. Student Review.

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