Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

In the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes.

  • Nonfiction narratives use clear, concise language that both avid and reluctant readers will be drawn to.

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  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $7.99

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL S

Subjects

  • World History
  • Reading & Writing

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In the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes.

  • Nonfiction narratives use clear, concise language that both avid and reluctant readers will be drawn to.

Other titles in the series:

Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas
Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster
Kirkus Reviews
“Employing a casual, conversational tone that reads easily, McCarthy spins five yarns of bloodthirsty pirates and harrowing shipwrecks. McCarthy shows a good sense for the interesting and gory detail, offering up plenty of blood-soaked action while keeping it appropriate for a young readership. Included after each vignette are other notable facts of the time period, and at the end of the offering is a glossary and resources. Releasing simultaneously is Survival, a volume that follows the same format and offers accounts of events such as the Donner Party disaster. Recommend this to fans of the I Survived… series who might be seeking a bit more fact and a little less fiction. A breezy offering just right for fans of survival tales.”

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Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is an award-winning writer and editor who has developed a knack for finding great stories for readers of all ages. Tom lives in Guilford, Connecticut.



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Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: S
Subjects: World History, Reading & Writing,
Specs: 5.75 x 9 , black and white interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Maps, Glossary,

Reviews

Other titles in the series:

Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas
Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster
Kirkus Reviews
“Employing a casual, conversational tone that reads easily, McCarthy spins five yarns of bloodthirsty pirates and harrowing shipwrecks. McCarthy shows a good sense for the interesting and gory detail, offering up plenty of blood-soaked action while keeping it appropriate for a young readership. Included after each vignette are other notable facts of the time period, and at the end of the offering is a glossary and resources. Releasing simultaneously is Survival, a volume that follows the same format and offers accounts of events such as the Donner Party disaster. Recommend this to fans of the I Survived… series who might be seeking a bit more fact and a little less fiction. A breezy offering just right for fans of survival tales.”


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Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is an award-winning writer and editor who has developed a knack for finding great stories for readers of all ages. Tom lives in Guilford, Connecticut.