« Certains braquent une banque parce qu'ils sont avides d'argent. D'autres apprécient la montée d'adrénaline. Moi ? J'ai braqué une banque par culpabilité. Par culpabilité et à cause d'une bougie népalaise parfumée. ».
Quand on a 15 ans et qu'on met accidentellement le feu à la maison de la fille qu'on aime, on n'a pas trente-six solutions pour rattraper le coup. En tout cas, c'est ce que se dit Dylan lorsqu'il décide de braquer une banque pour acheter une nouvelle maison à Beth. Après tout, des braquages, ils en font tout le temps dans les films. Pas de raison que ça se passe mal. Si ?
A hilarious, action-packed road-trip adventure from the author of HOW TO ROB A BANK, ideal for readers aged 10 and up. Fourteen-year-old Jacob is thrilled when he wins the chance to feature in the next Marvel movie, shooting in Hollywood. But after missing his connecting flight in Chicago, he tries to complete the journey by Greyhound bus - and there he meets Jennifer. Jennifer is an American teenager on the run with a mysterious package she''s guarding with her life - and an enigmatic figure known only as ''the Cowboy'' is hot on her heels . . . Jacob soon finds himself on the road-trip of a lifetime as Jennifer''s unwitting partner in crime. Will he make it to LA in time - and in one piece? A funny, filmic, page-turning adventure, ideal for readers aged 11+.
Tom Mitchell is mostly a dad, partly a teacher and sometimes a writer. He grew up in the West Country and settled in London after a brief interlude in the East Midlands. He lives in Kent with his wife, Nicky, and sons, Dylan and Jacob. In 2015 Tom''s Twitter account was one of twenty-five worldwide invited to have its tweets showcased in the Twitter Fiction Festival. He has had comedy sketches performed for BBC Radio 4, both nonfiction and fiction pieces published on The Classical and Londonist websites, and was a semi-finalist in the UK''s Channel 4-organised search for new writing, The Play''s the Thing. HOW TO ROB A BANK was his first novel.
A funny, filmic and fast-paced crime-caper by a hilarious new voice in middle-grade fiction, ideal for readers aged 10 and up. Some people rob banks because they''re greedy. Others enjoy the adrenalin rush. Me? I robbed a bank because of guilt. Specifically: guilt and a Nepalese scented candle... When fifteen-year-old Dylan accidentally burns down the house of the girl he''s trying to impress, he feels that only a bold gesture can make it up to her. A gesture like robbing a bank to pay for her new home. Only an unwanted Saturday job, a tyrannical bank manager, and his unfinished history homework lie between Dylan and the heist of century. And really, what''s the worst that could happen? A funny, cinematic, ill-advised comedy-crime adventure perfect for gamers, heist movie fans, and anyone who loves a laugh.
A wild, laugh-out-loud adventure through the not-so-great outdoors, from the author of HOW TO ROB A BANK and THAT TIME I GOT KIDNAPPED. Ideal for readers aged 10 and up. After Sam is caught listening to music on his phone in class again , his mum has had enough. Sam is sent to a ''rewilding'' camp in the middle of the woods for teenage tech addicts... Disaster. Not only is the camp a screen-free snooze-fest, Sam realises he has accidentally taken something of his brother''s that he must return urgently. And with no way of contacting him, Sam and his three new friends plot to escape the camp in the middle of the night, and embark on a ridiculous journey through the woods. The hapless heroes must make it back to civilisation in time to return Sam''s smuggled cargo - and avoid being defeated by the great outdoors in the process...