The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

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Intrigued by the activities of a young band of pickpockets who steal from him and others in a busy square in Marseille, lonely Charley Fisher, the son of an American diplomat, infiltrates the group before enrolling in the mysterious School of Seven Bells to learn the tricks of the trade to become an elite Whiz Mob thief. Simultaneous eBook. 125,000 first printing.


From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.

It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks.

Yet Charlie is less alarmed than intrigued. This is the most thrilling thing that’s happened to him since he came to France with his father, an American diplomat. So instead of reporting the thieves, Charlie defends one of their cannons, Amir, to the police, under one condition: he teach Charlie the tricks of the trade.

What starts off as a lesson on pinches, kicks, and chumps soon turns into an invitation for Charlie to join the secret world of the whiz mob, an international band of child thieves who trained at the mysterious School of Seven Bells. The whiz mob are independent and incredibly skilled and make their own way in the world—they are everything Charlie yearns to be. But what at first seemed like a (relatively) harmless new pastime draws him into a dangerous adventure with global stakes greater than he could have ever imagined.

Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062342454
Branch Call Number: J FIC MEL
Characteristics: 420 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Carson 1975-


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Apr 13, 2018

One of (my) Best books ever. Really good read by the authors of Wildwood.
Thanks for another great book, Carson and Colin!!!

Mar 30, 2018

Really good read

Oct 28, 2017

Sorry for the delay in writing this I just got done clapping. Meloy nailed yet another smart adventure with lovable characters acting in a foreign world. Hard to not want to try out some of the Whiz Mobs moves after reading this one. Bravo Colin, Bravo

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Apr 13, 2018

orange_eagle_377 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99


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