Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Hundred Million Francs

This book was incredibly similar to Emil and the Detectives because the plot structure was the same. A boy had something stolen, he and a group of kids did detective work to find out why it was stolen, eventually fought a bunch of baddies and got their thing back. The differences were that it was a much smaller group of kids, it was a toy stolen rather than money and they weren't rewarded at the end of it.

The story is set in a small village in rural France. It's about a gang of friends who play together every day. The character I most remember is the Dog Girl, because at the end of the book when they are fighting the villains she defeats them by calling all the dogs in the town with her special whistle. She and her pack of dogs take the thieves to the police.

The hundred million francs of the title refers to the amount of money the baddies had taken from a Paris bank.
I found this book had some extremely interesting and at times rather funny parts so I have decided to give it 75 out of 100

1 comment:

  1. I've read this one after Luke and I really enjoyed it - the sort of adventurous romp I loved when I was his age. It's nice to prove that old, translated novels are still interesting to new readers.
    (crikey, I sound like someone's gran!)