City of Orphans

City of Orphans

by Avi and Greg Ruth

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/09/2012

RRP  $17.99 $16.35
Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi. The streets of 1893 New York are crowded and filthy. For thirteen-year-old newsboy Maks Geless, they are also dangerous. Bruno, leader of the awful Plug Ugly Gang, has set his sights on Maks and orders his boys to track him down. Suddenly Maks finds himself on the run, doing all he can to evade the gang, with only his new friend Willa by his side. And that's just the start of Mak's troubles. His sister, Emma, has been arrested and imprisoned for stealing a watch from the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks knows she didn't do it--but will he be able to prove it in time?
This is a riveting, quickly paced adventure set against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York.
ISBN:
9781416971085
9781416971085
Category:
Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-09-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
350
Dimensions (mm):
205x123x24mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Avi

Avi is one of the most celebrated authors writing for children today, having received two Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, a Christopher Award, a Newbery Medal, and two Newbery Honors. He lives in Colorado.

Greg Ruth

Greg Ruth is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Lost Boy, and illustrator for Freaks of the Heartland and Conan comics, among others.

He lives in Western Massachusetts.

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