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Theodore Boone : The Activist : Theodore Boone : Book 4 - John Grisham

Theodore Boone : The Activist

Theodore Boone : Book 4

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Published: 28th May 2013
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Though he's only thirteen, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After having been falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, three novels for young readers, and one collection of short stories. His works are translated into thirty-nine languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you'. Sunday Times 'Nobody does legal fiction better' Daily Express 'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.' The New York Times 'Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.' Scholastic News 'A master of his craft' The Guardian

John Grisham

One day at the Dessoto County courthouse, John Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

That might have put an end to Grisham's hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career - and spark one of publishing's greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.

Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (2006) marked his first foray into non-fiction.

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ISBN: 9781444728941
ISBN-10: 1444728946
Series: Theodore Boone
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28th May 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.47