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Joe Rat

Author: Mark Barratt; Chris Priestley
Publisher: London : Red Fox, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the dark underbelly of Victorian London a boy named Joe scavenges for scraps in the rat-infested sewers of the East End. Viciously exploited by the woman he knows as Mother - a monstrous criminal mastermind - Joe scrapes a living in a city where no one can be trusted. Then a chance encounter with a runaway girl and a 'madman' turns Joe's world upside down.
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Adventure stories
Young adult fiction
Fiction
History
Young adult works
Teen fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Barratt; Chris Priestley
ISBN: 9781862302181 1862302189
OCLC Number: 176833484
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Mark Barratt ; [illustrations, Chris Priestley].

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Set in underbelly of Victorian London's East End, this book follows life of a tosher, Joe, who lives by scavenging in the sewers around the area of Whitechapel. It is a tale of survival in a society  Read more...

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"Gritty, flawed characters, propulsive plot and brooding atmosphere yield a gripping mash-up of Dickensian tropes with an Adam Rapp-like concern for throwaway children. A chilling mystery that will Read more...

 
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