The Adventures of the Flash Gang, Episode Two: Treasonous Tycoon
The Adventures of the Flash Gang, Episode Two: Treasonous Tycoon
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Book Two follows the starred Kirkus reviewed Book One of The Adventures of the Flash Gang trilogy in which plucky street orphans foil a pro-Nazi plot in 1930s Pittsburgh. In this episode, streeters Lewis and Pearl search for their missing friends while evading the clutches of a treasonous steel baron and surviving the catastrophic St. Patrick's Day flood.

Praise for The Adventures of the Flash Gang
“A tale with plenty of humor and suspense, memorable characters, and a plot that’s vividly informed by a challenging time in US history.”
—Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

“The underlying themes about community, acceptance, and friendship make this book far more than your average adventure story...The book also excels at balancing thrilling ac- tion sequences with humor and deeply felt emotion...Young readers will be swept up in this whirlwind of a story and long to join the Flash Gang too. This is a fun read with an inspir- ing message about how a community can come together to be courageous and surmount enormous obstacles. The re- latable characters, gripping mystery, and rich historical locale make it quite the series debut and an excellent gateway for kids curious to learn about life in depression-era America.”
—Independentbookreview.com

M.M. Downing & S.J. Waugh
 
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Book Details

Genre: 

  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • For Reluctant Readers

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Adventures of the Flash Gang, Episode Two: Treasonous Tycoon by Sandra Waugh and M.M. Downing is set in the 1930s in Pittsburgh. The main characters are Lewis Carter and Pearl Alice Clavell, known as "Streeters." The residents of Pittsburgh believe Lewis and Pearl were killed in a fire.  The truth is that Lewis and Pearl live in a empty warehouse with other members of the Flash Gang.  Lewis has a number one enemy John T. Pickering, who paid Scruggs to kidnap Lewis and tried to steal the Flash Gangs secret recipe.  Scruggs was hired by John T.

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The Adventures of the Flash Gang, Episode Two: Treasonous Tycoon by Sandra Waugh and M.M. Downing is set in the 1930s, and it follows the story of Lewis and Pearl, two "streeters" who are thought to be killed in a horrifying fire. While hiding in Grub Factory with their friends, the two children are determined to expose the nefarious crimes of Pickering, a steel baron who murdered Lewis' father. As one of their friends and other streeters begin to disappear all of a sudden, Lewis and Pearl go to great lengths to find out what is going on.

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Episode Two is a great book with a title that fits the plot so we'll. I have not read Episode one, but two was easy to understand the plot without reading one. Recommend readers to read this book and I look forward to Episode three.
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