Determined to beat the odds, professional thieves spend their lives figuring out ingenious ways to steal other people’s possessions.
In ROBBERS! you’ll uncover the dirt on eight cunning master thieves, including: -Master-of-disguise Willie Sutton, who robbed banks in costume -D. B. Cooper, who hijacked a plane, demanded $200,000, and parachuted to safety -London’s Great Train Robbers, who held up a moving train to pull off one of the largest ever hauls of banknotes
Each story offers a glimpse into the high-octane underworld of the boldest of robbers. The writer’s fascination with criminal masterminds and the illustrator’s action-packed graphic depictions of real-life thievery make this a compelling read for fans of mischief, mayhem, and bad guys on the run.
About the authors
Andreas Schroeder is the author of twenty books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, journalism and literary criticism. His books have won or been shortlisted for many awards including the Governor-General’s Award, the Sealbooks First Novel Award, the Stephen Leacock Award, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction and the Red Maple Award. For his literary journalism he was shortlisted for a National Magazine Award, and won the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Best Investigative Journalism Award. He received an Honourary Doctorate of Letters from the University College of the Fraser Valley in 2002. Schroeder currently holds the Rogers Communications Chair in Creative Nonfiction in the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program. He lives in Roberts Creek on BC’s Sunshine Coast with his wife Sharon Oddie Brown.
RÉMY SIMARD est une figure importante du monde québécois de l’édition. Il est à la fois bédéiste, illustrateur et auteur d’albums et de romans pour la jeunesse. Il a aussi dirigé une maison d’édition consacrée à la bande dessinée avant de travailler comme directeur de collection jeunesse. Rémy vit à Montréal, au Québec.
Rémy Simard has illustrated many books for children. He is also the author of a series of graphic novels which is being adapted for television. Rémy has been shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award and is well known and regarded for his comic style. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
“... a fascinating and informative look at eight famous robbers and robberies around the world that will be enjoyed by many different readers. Highly recommended”
CM Reviews, 10/12
Other titles by Andreas Schroeder
Other titles by Remy Simard
Les contes de Clifford : Le haricot magique et le gros chien rouge
Les contes de Clifford : Blanche Neige et les sept chiots
Les contes de Clifford : Cendrillon et le gros chien rouge
Les contes de Clifford : Les trois petits cochons et le gros chien rouge
Big Red School (Clifford the Big Red Dog Storybook)
It's Pool Time! (Clifford the Big Red Dog Storybook)
Simone: The Best Monster Ever!
The Graphic Novel