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The Devil and His Boy [Paperback]

Anthony Horowitz , Tom Percival
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3 Aug 2009
London is dirty, distant and dangerous ... but that’s where orphan Tom Falconer is heading. And he’s got a whole assortment of vicious criminals hot on his heels. Tom is helpless and alone until he meets Moll Cutpurse, a thirteen-year-old pickpocket. Together they find themselves chased across the city by the murderous Ratsey. But it’s only on the first night of a new play – The Devil and his Boy – that Tom realizes that the fate of the Queen and indeed the entire country rests in his hands.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (3 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406305693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406305692
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anthony Horowitz is the creator of the phenomenal Alex Rider books and the bestselling Power of Five series. He won the 2006 British Book Awards Red House Children's Book of the Year for Ark Angel and the 2003 Red House Children's Book of the Year Award for Skeleton Key. Anthony, who wrote the script for the Alex Rider movie Stormbreaker, also writes extensively for TV, with credits including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. He lives in Clerkenwell, London.

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"* "A first-class children's novelist... a cracking historical adventure... Thrilling." TES * "Fact-tinged fiction at its gripping best." The Mail on Sunday"

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Chase through the streets of Elizabethan London in this historical adventure from the creator of Alex Rider.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
After such great children's books as 'Granny', 'Groosham Grange' and 'The Switch', Anthony Horowitz has now turned to the Elizabethan age for his latest work. Packed full of wonderful description of the period, which he obviously researched superbly, this book will transform any child's perception of what they may have thought of as a boring period in history. It brings the time and the characters of the time (including Queen Elizabeth herself and Shakespeare!) to life and makes them seem fun and interesting in much the same way as 'Shakespeare in Love' did at the cinemas recently. The characters are brilliantly depicted and children will identify with both Tom and Moll as well as laugh at some of the great villains and revolting adults that Horowitz is so good at creating. I have recently read the story to my Year 6 class (11 year olds) and I could not get them to go home! They always wanted me to read on and adored every minute of it. Probably Horowitz's best book yet - many of the children certainly thought so. Extremely well written and reminiscent of Dickens at times. We successfully turned the story into a play, which we performed at school at the end of July 1999 - it made a wonderful play too! Someone should make a film of this book! Horowitz is truly the master of children's fiction today.
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Format:Hardcover
After such great children's books as 'Granny', 'Groosham Grange' and 'The Switch', Anthony Horowitz has now turned to the Elizabethan age for his latest work. Packed full of wonderful description of the oeriod, which he obviously researched superbly, this book will transform any child's perception of what they may have thought of as a boring period in history. It brings the time and the characters of the time (including Queen Elizabeth herself and Shakespeare!) to life and makes them seem fun and interesting in just the same way as 'Shakespeare in Love' has done at the cinemas recently. The characters are brilliantly depicted and children will identify with both Tom and Moll as well as laugh at some of the great villains and revolting adults that Horowitz is so good at creating. I have recently read the story to my Year 6 class (11 year olds) and I could not get them to go home! They always wanted me to read on and adored every minute of it. Probably Horowitz's best book yet - many of the children certainly thought so. We are now turning the story into a play, to be performed at the end of the year!
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Format:Hardcover
This book is really good. It enthralled me with exitment from the very begining and when it got scary i was actually scared. I especially liked the part where Ratsey was chasing Tom over the bridge and Tom ran onto the ice.
I strongly recomend this book to everybody and I congratulate Anthony Horowitz for making it so good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars All right book 14 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was an ok book could have been better at the end with that thing about Shakespeare and better character names cos Ratseys rubbish
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4.0 out of 5 stars BRANCHING OUT 21 Feb 2011
By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Elizabethan England - young orphan Thomas Falconer one of its most unfortunates, cruelly exploited by a villainous innkeeper and his wife. Ahead lie adventures full of peril and a discovery that will truly stun.

Anthony Horowitz's first historical novel, he assuring us it contains far more truth than may be realized - the squalor really was as depicted, many of the people and places actually existed. (Disarmingly he declares any mistakes are deliberate "to keep the teachers happy".)

Colourful characters, dastardly deeds and a read that greatly pleases.
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