Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John GrishamTheodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

byJohn Grisham

Hardcover | May 25, 2010

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A perfect murder
A faceless witness
A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old
Meet Theodore Boone

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.

But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.

The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served.

Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep readers guessing and pages turning.

John Grisham is the author of a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Title:Theodore Boone: Kid LawyerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.51 × 5.81 × 0.98 inPublished:May 25, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0525423842

ISBN - 13:9780525423843

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable read Interesting and educational story.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for kids 13-year-old Theodore Boone considers himself an expert on the law. He comes from a family of lawyers, and loves to spend time at the courthouse. Although only in grade 8, Theo knows he wants to be a lawyer (or a judge) when he grows up, and students at his school come to him for advice on their family’s legal troubles on a regular basis. Theo’s almost always able to help, but when one of his classmates reveals important information on the biggest trial the small town of Strattenburg has seen in years, Theo knows he’s in over his head. While perhaps a bit too young for the adult YA fan, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer is absolutely perfect for it’s target audience (ages 9-12), and does a marvellous job of explaining the legal and judicial system to kids. By having Theo and his classmates attend a day of the trial as part of their Government class, Grisham is able to use clear examples to demonstrate exactly what happens as a case progresses through court. The story is well written and manages to present an interesting trial without resulting to violence or objectionable content. Theo is an honest and trustworthy character, that readers will find themselves rooting for. I do wish there had been some closure on the situation with Theo’s friend April, and the ending felt very much like the set-up to a sequel rather than the end of the story. I found Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer very enjoyable read, reminiscent of the Trixie Belden and Hardy Boys books I loved as a child. Congrats to John Grisham for creating an interesting and educational story with a positive role model for young readers!
Date published: 2010-07-02

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Theodore Boone series"Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." -The New York Times"Classic Grisham." -The Los Angeles Times"Smartly written." -- USA Today"Grisham is an absolute master."--Washington Post"Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk."--Chicago Sun-Times"Gripping . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery."--Scholastic News From the Trade Paperback edition.