Two crafty criminals! : and how they were captured by the daring detectives of the New Cut Gang by Pullman, Philip (#0538NG9)

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Two crafty criminals! : and how they were captured by the daring detectives of the New Cut Gang

by Pullman, Philip; illustrated by Brown, Martin
Paperback Yearling, 2013

$7.99

Overview
From the Publisher

Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies. Their territory is the New Cut on London's South Bank--a place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman. And their aim is to solve crimes.

When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears his own father may be behind the crime. But his friends devise a way to trap the real culprit. Then the gang takes on the case of some stolen silver. They have just two clues--a blob of wax, and an unusually long match. But even this slippery thief is unmasked by the determined kids of the New Cut Gang.

Filled with silly sleuthing, improbable disguises, crazy ruses, and merry mayhem, these stories are action-packed romps from one of the best storytellers ever--Philip Pullman.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 04/01/12
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 07/01/12
  • Horn Book Magazine, 05/01/12
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 03/15/12
  • Library Media Connection, 10/01/12
  • New York Times, 05/13/12
  • Publishers Weekly, 03/12/12
  • School Library Journal starred, 05/01/12
  • Teacher Librarian, 04/01/17
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/12
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 10/01/12
Product Details
  • Publisher: Yearling
  • Publication Date: May 14, 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First Yearling edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 281 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Tracings: Brown, Martin, 1959- illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-307-93035-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-307-93035-4
  • Follett Number: 0538NG9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 5.9
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.4
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 8
  • AR Quiz: 151232EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 14
  • Lexile: 830L