Readblog 1/9/21: "Thieves of Weirdwood" by Christian McKay Heidicker (Junior Fiction)
Thieves of Weirdwood
Written by Christian McKay Heidicker
Published by Henry Holt and Co. in 2020
Snippet read by Richard Coombs
"Twelve-year-old thieves Arthur and Wally are determined to steal their way up the ranks of the notorious Black Feathers gang. With loan sharks chasing after Arthur’s father and Wally’s brother’s hospital bill due, they’re in need of serious cash. Fast.
When Arthur spots some wealthy strangers exiting a seemingly deserted mansion, he smells an opportunity for a big score. Little do the boys realize, they’ve stumbled upon Weirdwood Manor, the headquarters of a magical order who protect the Balance between the Real and Imaginary worlds. When Kingsport is besieged by nightmarish creatures, it’s up to a pair of thieves to save their city."