Annick Press, 2012. (also available in e-book format).
Each of these 8 stories offers a glimpse, through a mix of narrative and graphics, into some of the world’s most famous robberies. Schroeder’s fascination with criminal masterminds and Simard’s action-packed graphics make this an utterly compelling read. For fans of mischief, mayhem and bad guys on the run.
“Robbers! is a fascinating and informative look at
eight famous robbers and robberies around the world that will be enjoyed by
many different readers... While a lot of information about the featured robbers
is covered in a relatively small amount of space, it is presented in a way that
will not overwhelm readers. Often, reading Robbers! feels more like
reading a good mystery book than reading a nonfiction book.” Daphne
Hamilton-Nagorsen, CM Magazine (Canadian Review of Educational Materials).
on some of the most famous crimes and criminals of the past 150 years. Each
chapter details a different spectacular crime and includes backstory on the criminal
or criminals responsible, and how they were brought to justice. Entertaining
from the start, Robbers! should find an audience among readers who like a good
heist.” Travis Jonker, School Library Journal, February 2013.
“In Robbers! by Andreas Schroeder with illustrations by Remy Simard, we meet
some less upstanding characters in eight stories about truly scandalous
robberies, beginning with the heist of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911.
Simard’s light comic-style drawings complement Schroeder’s humorous text in
these well-documented vignettes. The text is divided by sub-headings, which
help to “chunk” the text into manageable pieces for reluctant or struggling
readers, and sidebars provide background information.” Books in Bloom, Mackin Educational