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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.
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By Flint on 04-10-18
Would you listen to The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid again? Why?
This was such a great listen! Narrator did great voices and we were leaning in to hear what happens next. The language was fun and the imagery painted had us feeling like we were there.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid?
The character development of Charlie and the whiz mob was so great! The moment Charlie realizes what is going down is the best
What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Theaccents and properly pronouncing French places and words ( I had no idea how to say them)
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
We definitely laughed!
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