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    Gideon the Cutpurse

    ISBN-10: 1416916555
    ISBN-13: 9781416916550
    Author(s): Linda Buckley-Archer
    Description: As Peter and Kate explore the awesome possibilities of time travel, they find themselves wondering whether it might be mankind's worst nightmare. This is an adventure set in a world of highwaymen, thieves and cutpurses.

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    Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S
    Binding: Hardcover
    Weight: 1.012

    As Peter and Kate explore the awesome possibilities of time travel, they find themselves wondering whether it might be mankind's worst nightmare. This is an adventure set in a world of highwaymen, thieves and cutpurses.

    To the Reader
    The Birthday Treat
    In which Peter looks forward to his birthday treat and subsequently argues with his father
    Peter Misses an Important Telephone Call
    In which Peter makes the acquaintance of the Dyer family and a hair-raising encounter with a Van de Graaff generator triggers an extraordinary chain of events
    The Three-Cornered Hat
    In which Peter finds himself in a puzzling and precarious predicament
    The Howl of a Wolf
    In which the police and Kate come to some conclusions about their predicament and the children spend the night in a birch wood
    A Breakfast of Grilled Trout
    In which Peter goes fishing and Kate gives her companion a fright
    Lost in Time
    In which Peter and Kate discover that their troubles have only just begun
    The Hospitality of the Honorable Mrs. Byng
    In which Peter and Kate make the acquaintance of the Byng family and Peter demonstrates his soccer skills
    The Tar Man's Tale
    In which Peter and Kate plant a cedar of Lebanon and Gideon tells the story of the Tar Man
    The Journey Begins
    In which the redoubtable Parson Ledbury insults Gideon and the company sets off for London
    Attack!
    In which Dr. Dyer meets the NASA scientists and the travelers make an unwelcome acquaintance
    Lord Luxon's Tragedy
    In which Detective Inspector Wheeler's suspicions are aroused and Gideon recounts how he met Lord Luxon
    A Parliament of Rooks
    In which Detective Inspector Wheeler is perturbed by a photograph, Kate talks to a famous scientist, and Peter sees something very shocking
    Pandora's Box
    In which Dr. Pirretti shows her true colors and Gideon tells the story of his namesake
    Gideon's Strategem
    In which the parson preaches a curious sermon and the party shows their bottom
    A Pact Made in Blood
    In which Inspector Wheeler goes on the warpath, Peter and Kate make a solemn promise, and London exposes some of its attractions and its dangers
    Two Covent Gardens
    In which the children finally make the acquaintance of the Tar Man at the Black Lion Tavern and then disrupt a juggler's street show
    Queen Charlotte's Promise
    In which Inspector Wheeler's exchange with Dr. Pirretti takes an unexpected turn, George III lays his hands on Jack, and Kate resorts to desperate measures
    Into the Net
    In which the children answer some difficult questions and Gideon walks into Lord Luxon's net
    A Race Against Time
    In which the parson insults some macaronies and displays his knowledge of horseflesh, and Gideon rides against the Tar Man
    Newgate
    In which Gideon languishes in Newgate prison, the children meet a famous author, and a chance meeting leaves Kate overjoyed
    The Straw Men
    In which Dr. Dyer explains the disappearance of the antigravity machine, and Gideon's situation goes from bad to worse
    Tyburn
    In which the party gathers at Tyburn, the Tar Man makes an unexpected appearance, and this story comes to an end
    Author's Note
    Acknowledgments
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

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