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Children's Nonfiction Law & Crime

Robbers!

True Stories of the World’s Most Notorious Thieves

by (author) Andreas Schroeder

illustrated by Remy Simard

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Category
Law & Crime
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
7
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554514403
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554514410
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554515035
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

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.

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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.

 

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Editorial Reviews

“... 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

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