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A pickpocket's tale

Author: Karen Schwabach
Publisher: New York : Yearling, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Molly Abraham is a kinchin mort: a ten-year-old thief trying not to starve on the London streets. But everything changes for Molly when she is sentenced to be transported to the American colonies. She becomes an indentured servant to a kind Jewish family in New York City, and Molly has it good. So why is it that all she wants to do is go back to London? Karen Schwabach uses richly detailed descriptions and authentic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2005024091
(OCoLC)61694629
Material Type: Document, Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Schwabach
ISBN: 9780375849213 0375849211
OCLC Number: 234179227
Notes: "A Yearling Book."
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages) : map
Responsibility: Karen Schwabach.

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Molly Abraham is a kinchin mort: a ten-year-old thief trying not to starve on the London streets. But everything changes for Molly when she is sentenced to be transported to the American colonies. She becomes an indentured servant to a kind Jewish family in New York City, and Molly has it good. So why is it that all she wants to do is go back to London? Karen Schwabach uses richly detailed descriptions and authentic period language to bring history to life. She skillfully explores the subjects of Jewish culture in Colonial America and London street culture in this gritty yet heartwarming debut novel.

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