Rebellion of Thieves
Rebellion of Thieves

Series: Robyn Hoodlum Adventure Vol. 2   

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Annotation: Robyn Loxley plans to sieze the opportunity to rescue her parents from the governor's mansion by competing in the Iron Teen contest, although success could bring unwanted attention from Crown.
Catalog Number: #129012
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Bloomsbury
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 246 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-619-63655-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-619-63655-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2016011496
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
In this fast-paced and diversely cast sequel to Shadows of Sherwood (2015), Magoon picks up right where she left off. Crown is after young Robyn Hoodlum, papering the town with her likeness in the form of Wanted posters. But Robyn's as crafty and ingenious as ever, and with the support of her pals, she nimbly escapes detection. Still yearning to find her parents, Robyn hatches a new plan: to enter the Iron Teen competition as Roberta Calzone , she could've spent a little more time on her alias d infiltrate the governor's castle. "Roberta" and Sheriff Mallet's game of cat and mouse leads to unexpected results, clearly setting up for a third title in the series. With short chapters and easy-to-digest prose, this title remains a perfect fit for reluctant readers in search of the next high-octane adventure series. Permeating the adventure is Robyn's strengthening sense of how many people are counting on her and the subsequent pressure. Fans of the first title will be eager for this one, only to devour it and crave the next.
Horn Book
In this sequel to the "Robin Hood"revisioning Shadows of Sherwood, Robyn Loxley has become Robyn Hoodlum, a Crescent Rebellion leader known throughout Nott City as "a wanted fugitive, and the number one enemy of the state." In this suspenseful and action-packed installment, Robyn faces the dilemma of working for the greater good while also pursuing her own personal agenda.
Kirkus Reviews
Following Shadows of Sherwood (2015), this second book in the series finds black, braided Robyn Loxley continuing her life as a 12-year-old outlaw who has to fend for herself while protecting her home, Nott City, against the strict rule of the wicked dictator, Gov. Ignomus Crown. Her popularity grows with the citizens of Nott City, as do the schemes she and her group of friends are brewing. All this while trying to keep focused on her ultimate goal of rescuing her parents from the governor’s castle and fulfilling her destiny as foretold by moon lore. But Crown wishes to see a swift end to Robyn’s rebellion. He increases the reward for her capture and heightens security so that Robyn now must come up with new ways to execute heists without getting caught. Will Robyn be able to put trust in her team of friends to get the job done? And will she be able to keep the balance between her own selfish desires and the goals of the rebellion? All her elements now in place, Magoon is able to dive into the plot and test her protagonist, crafting a swift, satisfying read. Not just a retelling, this both honors its legendary origins and is very much its own adventure. A fast-paced, futuristic adventure tale that will have readers feeling as though they’ve been on a physical and emotional roller coaster. (Adventure. 8-12)
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 58 Magoon immediately draws readers into the world of 12-year-old Robyn Loxley, who establishes her leadership in the rebellion against evil despot Ignomus Crown. Readers do not need to be familiar with book 1, but the story will be more satisfying for fans of the first novel. Robyn and her band of thieves have found a way to infiltrate Castle District by entering the Iron Teen competition. A fancy dinner at the governor's mansion awaits the winning finalists, and Robyn is certain she can win. But they will need to successfully break out the political prisoners locked inside the mansion, including Robyn's mom, to overthrow Crown's oppressive government. Readers see Robyn mature and grow as the leader of the rebellion. Robyn is at the helm of the battle to bring back justice to Nott City, but her struggle is internal as well. The heroine is starting to understand that she's part of something greater than herself and learning how to share the heaviness of her responsibility by counting on others. Woven throughout are themes about social justice and personal integrity. The diverse cast of characters and familial traditions connected to cultural heritage add complexity and appeal. Magoon's writing exemplifies the best in what readers and educators seek in diversity in children's literature. VERDICT A satisfying and nuanced follow-up to this hit series. Readers will anxiously anticipate the next installment. Lettycia Terrones, California State University, Pollak Library, Fullerton, CA
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Kirkus Reviews
Word Count: 44,839
Reading Level: 4.9
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.9 / points: 7.0 / quiz: 186438 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.7 / points:11.0 / quiz:Q70841

Robyn Loxley can't rest now that she's the #1 Most Wanted Fugitive, Robyn Hoodlum. The harsh Nott City governor, Ignomus Crown, may have increased the reward for her capture, but this won't stop Robyn from masterminding her biggest mission yet: infiltrating the governor's mansion to rescue her parents. The perfect opportunity arises when the Iron Teen contest comes to Sherwood. If Robyn scores high enough, she'll be invited to a dinner at the mansion. But performing well in the contest could put her directly in Crown's sights. Can she and her crew of misfit friends pull off such a grand scheme, or are they walking into bigger trouble than they can handle? Continuing her high-adventure Robin Hood reboot, National Book Award finalist Kekla Magoon delivers more action and intrigue, as this unforgettable heroine and her motley crew fight for justice.

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