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.”
- For Reluctant Readers
- 8 - 12