Theodore Boone by John Grisham
Kid Lawyer

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In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.

But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.

The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served.
 

About John Grisham

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John Grisham is the author of a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
Published November 10, 2011 by Puffin Books. 273 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The one-day laydown and review embargo of a Big Book probably makes a lot of sense for a publisher.

May 25 2010 | Read Full Review of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Publishers Weekly

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Grisham, a bestseller-list fixture with his legal thrillers, makes his children's book debut with a series opener that lacks thrills. The only child of two attorneys, Theo Boone is an endearing oddbal

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The Guardian

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Theodore Boone was an only child and for that reason usually had breakfast alone.

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The Guardian

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It seemed unlikely that a big-selling author like John Grisham would write a children's book.

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The Guardian

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Even those brought up on a regular diet of US-import children's television programmes – and there are a disproportionate number of those about – may find it harder to make sense of it in print.

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New York Journal of Books

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He even manages to smoothly weave in explanations of the legal system—Theo’s Government class attends a day of the murder trial, and Theo, as the resident expert, explains things to his class before and during the trial.

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In Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, the best-selling author writes about a 13-year-old amateur attorney. Grisham says writing his first book for young readers was a challenge because he didn't want to talk down to his audience. He tells NPR's Michele Norris that kids are "a tougher crowd" than adults.

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Examiner

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham is the second book in the Boone series aimed for readers aged nine to twelve years old.

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New York Journal of Books

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Los Angeles Times

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John Grisham targets the younger set with the tale of a 13-year-old legal eagle.

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USA Today

When Theo politely points out that town law does indeed permit such postings, the officer tells him he doesn't like his attitude.

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BookPage

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, John Grisham's first book for middle-grade readers—and book one in a planned series—will no doubt have wide appeal.

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Common Sense Media

Theo uses his great knowledge of the legal system -- and a little help from his lawyer parents -- to see that justice is done.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Theodore Boone: The Accused is the third novel in the series by John Grisham and addresses issues that affect tweens and teens: computer hacking, divorce, bullying, and Internet safety.

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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, John Grisham's first book for middle-grade readers—and book one in a planned series—will no doubt have wide appeal.

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DNA

A computer store has been robbed and Theo who’s already having a horrible week — first his locker, and then his bike get vandalised, and then someone throws a rock at his window — is the main accused.

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Chicago Sun Times

April’s deadbeat dad is in a “ragtag band of middle-aged losers,” and her mother “was taking pills and losing her mind.” A “river rat” named Buster Shell, Grisham writes, spent his time “drinking cheap beer and playing nickel-and-dime poker.” Last but not least, Theo’s loving parents, Woods and ...

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Theo uses his great knowledge of the legal system -- and a little help from his lawyer parents -- to see that justice is done.

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