When Vita’s grandfather’s mansion is taken from him by a powerful real estate tycoon, Vita knows it’s up to her to make things right. With the help of a pickpocket and her new circus friends, Vita creates the plan: Break into the mansion. Steal back what’s rightfully her grandfather’s. Expose the real estate tycoon for the crook he truly is.
But 1920s Manhattan is ever-changing and full of secrets. It might take more than Vita’s ragtag gang of misfits to outsmart the city that never sleeps. From award-winning author Katherine Rundell comes a fast-paced and utterly thrilling adventure driven by the love between a grandfather and his granddaughter, an utterly gripping tour de-force about loyalty, trust, and the lengths to which we’ll go for the ones we love.
"Laying out an elaborate scheme in a notebook that itself turns out to be an integral part of the ensuing caper, Vita, only slowed by a bout with polio years before, enlists a team of helpers. Silk, a light-fingered orphan, aspiring aerialist Samuel Kawadza, and Arkady, a Russian lad with a remarkable affinity for and with animals, all join her in a series of expeditions, mostly nocturnal, through and under Manhattan.... Narrow squeaks aplenty combine with bursts of lyrical prose for a satisfying adventure." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Aug 25, 2020|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|