Children's Chapter Books
Uncommon Criminals - by Ally Carter
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months sheís simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. Thatís why Kat isnít surprised when sheís asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.
There are only three problems. First, the gem hasnít been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long ó and in Katís world, history almost always repeats itself. But itís the third problem that makes Katís crew the most nervous, and that is . . . the emerald is cursed. Kat might be in way over her head, but sheís not going down without a fight. After all, she has her best friend ó the gorgeous Hale ó and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses and realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time. Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.