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ISBN: 9781410929624
Author: Weil, Ann
Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc
Published: September 2007
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Describes major robberies that have occurred all over the world, from million-dollar heists to art thefts.
Additional Information
BISAC category: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / General
Target Age Group: Age 8-9
Target Grade: Grade 3-4
Grade level: Grade 3-4
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 7.75" L x 0.25" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Non-Fiction, History
Grade level(s): 3rd, 4th
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 118160
Reading Level: 4.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
Short, easy-to-read chapters present random incidences of robbery and falsehood from around the world, including the theft of the Mona Lisa, the Brink's robbery, and "discoveries" of the Loch Ness Monster and the Cardiff Giant. The distracting design includes many photographs and illustrations; the diagonally set text could be difficult for struggling readers. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Atomic titles: Fakes and Robberies.] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 December)

Gr 2–5— These "leveled, high-interest" titles have concise texts with boldface words defined in side boxes on each page. Each has brightly colored, almost hyper-busy graphics. Unfortunately, the only title this works well with visually is the more modern Robberies , which has extremely brief summaries (six to eight sentences) on spectacular heists occurring mostly in the 1990s and 2000s. Cowboy is an awkward mishmash of modern and historical information. The unappealing Pirate will simply get lost in the recent sea of books on this topic but could be used as a jumping-off point to further reading. Wild West Legends includes sensationalized and skewed vignettes on mostly unsavory personalities such as Jesse James and Billy the Kid alongside the fiercely upstanding Annie Oakley, asking equally of each one, "Hero? Why or why not?" Additional purchases at best.—Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library

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