The Outlaws of Sherwood Street: Giving to the Poor (Hardcover)

Giving to the Poor

By Peter Abrahams

Philomel Books, 9780399255038, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2013



A modern-day "Robin Hood "by a "New York Times "bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author
Robbie Forester has learned the hard way that life isn t fair. So have her friends Ashanti, Silas and Tut-Tut. But Robbie and her friends who call themselves the Outlaws of Sherwood Street want to change that.

When Sheldon Gun, an evil business man, ends up killing Silas's father so he can build a new apartment complex in Brooklyn, the Outlaws know it's up to them to make Sheldon Gun pay. With street smarts, Silas's inventions, and a little help from a charm bracelet, these friends know they can take on Sheldon Gun and win at least, they hope so. If not, they may end up just like Silas's dad. This story is filled with action, adventure, social justice and great friends--and is especially relevant during our current economy and the rise of the Occupy Everywhere movement. Perfect for fans of young detectives like Nancy Drew, Enola Holmes, and Gilda Joyce.

Peter Abrahams, who also writes the Chet & Bernie mysteries as Spencer Quinn, isthe award-winning and best-selling author of the Echo Falls series as well as teen novels"Reality Check "and "Bullet Point." His adult novel, "The Fan," was turned into a feature film starring Robert DeNiro and Wesley Snipes. Stephen King has called Abrahams my favorite American suspense novelist.

About the Author

Peter Abrahams, who also writes under the pen name Spencer Quinn, is a "New York Times "bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of mysteries for children and for adults. He lives in Falmouth, Massachusettswith his wife and two dogs, and tries to entice his four grown children to visit as often as possible."

Praise For The Outlaws of Sherwood Street: Giving to the Poor

Praise for The Outlaws of Sherwood Street: Giving to the Poor:

"A fast-paced ride that should appeal to both boys and girls." —Kirkus Reviews

"[Abrahams] is at his best with these friends, remarkably well-drawn individuals whose honest interactions and sharp, authentic dialogue give the outing real emotional resonance." —Booklist

"The exciting entirely satisfying." —School Library Journal