Booktalks

Montmorency and the Assassins Booktalk

  • Grades: 6–8

Anarchists, political plots, murder, intrigue, mystery—the plot’s afoot, and Montmorency and Lord George Fox-Selwyn are after it!

But Frank’s involvement in the case has unanticipated consequences. He becomes involved with a group of young, radical anarchists, determined to overthrow the aristocracy of Europe. They’re unaware that Frank is actually Lord Francis Fox-Selwyn, a titled aristocrat, and one of the ones they’re seeking to overthrow. Frank’s father and family have no idea how involved with the group Frank has become until he takes part in a riot, and a policeman is seriously injured. Italy is suddenly a dangerous place for Frank, so Montmorency volunteers to take him to safety. Frank’s anarchist friends must never discover who he really is, and the Italian police must never find him.

This booktalk was written by librarian and booktalking expert Joni R. Bodart.

  • Subjects:
    Literature
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