Maisie is expecting another dull summer holiday when she is suddenly snatched by the Robbersons in a bungled raid on her family’s car. The Robbersons are a family of bandits who drive fast and act tough but only steal what they need (they have an insatiable appetite for sweets) and care more about going for a swim than they do about money. To everyone’s surprise Maisie decides she isn’t ready to be rescued and would rather join the adventure. An anarchic and energetic roadtrip novel which has won prestigious prizes in Finland and the Netherlands.
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