A Nest of Vipers

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Cato is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins’s ‘family’ – a group of fraudsters & pickpockets. There’s Addy, who can become a convincing boy when she needs to; the beautiful Bella, who can charm any rich young man out of his fortune; Sam, an escaped slave & Cato himself, a young boy, who Mother Hopkins has taught everything she knows.

ISBN: 9780552557627 Author: Johnson, Catherine Publisher: Random House Children's Books Publication Date: 3rd April 2008 Imprint: Corgi Children's Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 206 Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: ,

Cato Hopkins is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins’s ‘family’ – a group of skilled fraudsters and pickpockets. There’s Addy, who can become a very convincing boy when she needs to; the beautiful Bella, who can charm any rich young man out of his fortune; Sam, an escaped slave and Cato himself, a young boy, who Mother Hopkins has taught everything she knows.

But old age is slowing Mother Hopkins down, and she wants to carry out one last con, a con to outdo all the cons that have gone before. And so the gang set about bringing ruin upon Captain Walker, a proud and cruel slave captain, who deserves to be taught a lesson or two . . .

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