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Island of Thieves

by Josh Lacey

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"Only boring people get bored#133;Interesting people can always find something to be interested in."

That#146;s what Tom Trelawney#146;s father says, anyway. Tom shouldn#146;t have been interested in playing with matches but he was...bored. Now the shed is in ashes and strange Uncle Harvey is the only one willing to have him stay while his parents vacation
Tom soon discovers Harvey is going to South America on a treasure hunt and though nephews aren#146;t invited, he manages to tag along. Before it#146;s over he#146;ll drive a car, fire a gun and run for his life. Tom realizes that life may be about following the rules, but survival may be about breaking them.
  lkmuir | Nov 30, 2015 |
The book "Island of Thieves", is about a boy named Tom who had to stay with his uncle Harvey (who does want to be called uncle Harvey, just Harvey) because one, their parents are going on a vacation just only the two of them. And two, he would've stayed with his friends house if he had not played with the match and made it to start burning down their house in the first place. But then, he discovered that his uncle harvey was not really fliying to Peru not for urgent or what he says it "important" buisness, but really for finding a hidden treasure chest that is on a island that is of course is why it is called the Island of Theives. ( I no, it is like a treaesure hunt , but this one is more interesting)
  vitoh.b3 | Oct 17, 2013 |
This will be a good book to recommend to middle elementary boys in particular. Tom has to stay with his uncle for a week while his parents go on vacation. Tom is surprised to find out that Uncle Harvey plans to quickly go to Peru, and Tom convinces him to bring him along. Uncle Harvey, while a nice guy, is involved in some questionable activities but the guys he's dealing with are definitely not nice guys, and Tom and Harvey have lots of adventures being caught and escaping from these crooks. Harvey's plan is to search for pirate treasure -- long story, but without Tom's help they never would have found it. Tom enjoys the excitement and it turns out he's quite well suited for sleuthing and daring feats. ( )
  ChristianR | Aug 9, 2012 |
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     "Only boring people get bored…Interesting people can always find something to be interested in." That’s what Tom Trelawney’s father says, anyway. Tom shouldn’t have been interested in playing with matches but he was...bored. Now the shed is in ashes and strange Uncle Harvey is the only one willing to have him stay while his parents vacation.

     Tom soon discovers Harvey is going to South America on a treasure hunt and though nephews aren’t invited, he manages to tag along. Before it’s over he’ll drive a car, fire a gun and run for his life. Tom realizes that life may be about following the rules, but survival may be about breaking them.

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Tom goes with his Uncle Harvey to Peru, where they narrowly escape imprisonment and death as they hunt for buried treasure after tracking down a journal written by John Drake, a young relative of Sir Francis Drake, on a voyage to Lima in 1577. Includes biographical information on John and Francis Drake.… (more)

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