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The Diamond of Drury Lane

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MYSTERY, TREASURE, AND A LIFE ON THE STAGE. The first episode of the adventures of Cat Royal is a big, fat juicy read.

She's Cat Royal – four foot four, with long red hair, green eyes and not a penny she can call her own. But she does know a secret – where a treasure is hidden in the theater that is her home. The problem is, she isn't the only one looking for it. One adventure leads into the next, taking Cat – and readers -- through the colorful streets of late 18th Century London. The exciting mystery – filled with fascinating characters, lots of incident, theatrical spectacles, and even a bit of political intrigue – will thrill readers.

The Diamond of Drury Lane is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 30, 2008 – Using 1790 London as a backdrop, Golding frames this delicious historical thriller as a play; fittingly, her heroine, Cat, has lived in the Theater Royal ever since she was abandoned in infancy and taken in by Mr. Sheridan, the Royal's owner. A prologue sets the fast pace as theater-goers riot in response to an egregiously bad production, which Cat, surreptitiously following Mr. Sheridan as he makes a getaway, realizes he has deliberately staged to provide a cover for a secret meeting with a man who passes him a valuable diamond. Readers will embrace Cat for her great heart and her spunk: she is fiercely faithful to her friends, including Pedro, a former slave boy, and Johnny, who takes Cat under his wing and whose true identity is revealed slowly. Her loyalty remains intact even when she doubts these friends' fidelity to her a trait that leads her into an electrifying series of scrapes that will leave readers biting their nails, wondering if she can outsmart her way past trouble yet again. Happily, this novel is the first of a series; the audience can be sure of encores. Ages 10 14.

Customer Reviews

Best book ever!

Love this book I have read the second and am reading the third do not listen to the negative comments, perfect action and adventure, amazing characters, an great plot. READ THE REST OF THE SERIS!

Amazing book

The best book ever!!! The ones after are just as good as the plot thickens with pedro and syd, a total must read!!

Pretty Good :)

I thought the book was interesting I would suggest this book to other. But it didn't have a good plot line maybe she should fix that and then the book would be amazing!!!!!!!! :)~<3

The Diamond of Drury Lane
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  • $8.99
  • Level: Grades 5-9
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crime & Mystery
  • Published: Apr 27, 2009
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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