Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 8 to 12
- Reading age: 12 to 18
Michael has been getting into trouble lately.
As a consequence, his mom is making him look after his grandfather for the summer. The thing is, Gramps isn’t your average senior citizen: he’s a retired burglar with a lifetime of criminal knowledge. When a thief breaks into Gramps' apartment and steals a necklace with great sentimental value, the unlikely pair team up, combining old-school planning and modern tech to track down the necklace—and try to steal it back.
This high-interest Orca Anchor title is written specifically for teens reading below a grade 2.0 level.
About the author
- Commended, A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
“Short sentences, generous line spacing, and amped-up pacing combine to ease reluctant teen readers into this tongue-in-cheek caper…A clever variation on the theme of intergenerational connections.”
“Full of suspense and has a fast-moving plot, all packaged in its relatively short page length. The book is short, but not simplistic, and the content and themes are age-appropriate for teens. Highly Recommended.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials