With its Robin Hood vibes, themes of family and friendship, and exploration of what it really means to do good, Crookhaven is a thrilling, escapist adventure full of secrets and skulduggery, and with an imaginative power that marks out an exciting and empathetic new voice in children's fiction. It would be a crime to miss the fun!
This debut puts a lovely new spin on the classic school story, offering a strong sense of community and togetherness in the face of adversity. It will tickle and thrill young miscreants of ten and up.
Crookhaven is criminally good fun!
Gabriel Avery is a pickpocket, and a very good one at that. Crookhaven is a school teaching criminal skills from lock picking to forgery and, when the head spots his talents, he's invited to join. His unorthodox education also leads to him uncovering some surprising family secrets.
Lively storytelling for, well, yes, fans of Harry Potter.