The Family Hitchcock
Publication Date: August 2011
Finances are tight for the Hitchcock family this year, which means no summer vacation! But siblings Maddy and Benji are secretly delighted to escape the annual torturous ritual of family bonding. Then Dad announces big news: a cost-effective weeklong house swap in Paris, trading places with a French family named the Vadims.
But instead of a relaxing European vacation, it quickly becomes clear that something is very off about this house swap. The facts about the Vadims dont quite add up. Then threatening characters start showing up, demanding a mysterious object. Soon the Hitchcocks are caught in a whirl of intrigue and running for their lives through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris, without even knowing why.
Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, a Hollywood writer-director-producer team, make their childrens book debut with this hilarious, actionpacked caper.
“An entertaining and high-energy story of mistaken identities and international intrigue. The ample suspense and feisty family dynamics ought to keep readers invested.”
“Preposterous fun with genuine touches of emotion about family dynamics. Fans of Polly Horvath’s Everything on a Waffle should enjoy this comical romp.”
-School Library Journal