Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

by John Grisham


$8.39 $8.99 Save 7% Current price is $8.39, Original price is $8.99. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Thursday, October 18?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

The thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham!

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142417225
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: Theodore Boone Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 22,516
Product dimensions: 4.86(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

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.


Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1955

Place of Birth:

Jonesboro, Arkansas


B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1

Excerpted from "Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer"
by .
Copyright © 2011 John Grisham.
Excerpted by permission of Penguin Young Readers Group.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 287 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book it was realy captivating i read it non stop i recomend the sisters grimm, a wrinkle in time, and the boxcar children. Sincerly, The big bad wolf A.K.A J.D.G
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Pete Duffley is accused of murdering his wife only one person can get the evidence to convict him. Theodore Boone, son of two lawyers, and a very good advisor himself. Finds the evidence to covict Mr. Duffley. This book hold many twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages, as fast as Theo collects the evidence. I am a avid mystery reader and movie watcher, and when it comes to a good book... the novel Grisham has constructed barely trails Sir Aurthur Connan Dolye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book can't wait to finish the entire series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In searching for something appropriate for young teenage grandson, was very happy to discover John Grisham is now writing for that age group. Hope that he continues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, John Grisham is known to make more adult books. But this book has proven that he can write tween books. I love this book so much and this is a real "under the covers" read! Recomened!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could have been a great book had the author fiished the story. I almost felt he got bored writing it and sent it to the publisher with out an ending. Then it seems that the publisher knowing what a great writter Grisham usually is chose not to question him and sent the book to print. Were they all thinking, well it has the Grisham name people will buy it with out reading reviews... I wish I had done so before spending the money on it. I usually love Grisham and read his books in less than a day. I had to force myself to get through this one and it took 4 days...that is unheard of for me especially considering the book is only146 pgs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING!!!!!John Grisham i an amazing author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It will leave you on the edge of you seat till the end . Must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! Its a bit boring in the very beginning but after that, this book is exceptional! Loved it and I hope you will love it too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was truly amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I needed a book that was like the firm but not as adultish. What i got was this. The beginning throuh middle was one of the best subjects I've ever read. But then near the end i found myself rushed. It was almost like Mr. John got borred writing the book and decided to stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really good except for the ending it was kinda slow overall great book i hopethere are more comin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved,loved,loved this book. John Grisham wrote this novel as a very detailed amazing mystery. (John Grisham) Theodore taught and informed me so much about the law.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great but i swear sombody ripped out the last 2 chapters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always John Grisham never disappoints. Great book. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very B O R I N G
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved lt
Clay-Faught More than 1 year ago
“He did smile at her, though, but she did not return the smile. Her teeth were somewhere in the house.” Theodore Boone is a funny but smart kid. Theodore Boone kid lawyer is a great book for elementary and middle school kids. John Grisham, the author, is the number one international bestselling author. This book is part of the mystery genre. This story is based in Strattenburg. The setting is very realistic and it is very clear. John Grisham does a fine job of using imagery to describe the town and every small detail and even the layout of some of the more important building in the book. Grisham based the story around Theodore Boone, a book worm kid living in Strattenburg. He is known for helping all his classmates with their family problems. Then there is Julio, who lives in the local homeless shelter with his two younger siblings and his mom. His cousin, Bobby, was a key witness of the murder but is an illegal immigrant and cannot come out without being shipped back to El Salvador. Theo Boone was a kid that lives in Strattenburg, but he is far from normal. Theo has been obsessed with law since he was able to speak. It helps that both of his parents are lawyers, and he is in a law firm every day. Theo is known around school for helping his friends with their families problems, and when the town’s biggest case happens in the last twenty years, Theo is all over it. Mr. Duffy, is accused of murdering his wife, for her one million dollar life insurance. It is the town's second murder case ever, and Theo scored his government class front row seats. This book’s theme is that you cannot get away with the mistakes you make in life. You cannot just kill someone and think that you are going to walk around like nothing happened. Karma is a jerk, and it will get you back sooner or later, and this book has a great example of that. No matter how flawless you think it is, everything has mistakes and nothing is perfect This book is great and interesting, but does not engage my emotions. My favorite part of the book was how there were small problems in between the big problems. If you really want to get into a book and want to non stop reading something, this is not the book for you. I thought of it as that it is something you can pick up every once and awhile but not every second you have free time. The plot was very nice and the only problem I saw throughout the book was how the book ended. I personally hate sequels that's that continue that exact same story. If you are going to write a book, then at least finish the story. It is also very slow and does not get to the point as fast as I wanted it to. I would recommend this book to anyone between the ages of nine and thirteen. It is not too complex but would be confusing for anyone below the age of nine. It is all around a good book and I give John Grisham credit for making it. I would rate it 8/10 because it is interesting a some points but also is slow at times. Overall, I respected this book and it was a considerable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a awesome book. It was very beleveable. This was Mr.peanut reviews thank you for reading my review
Bob_Newspaper More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever. Need to read.