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Ciudad de Huerfanos

Ciudad de Huerfanos

by Avi

Hardback Publication Date: 01/06/2013

Honorable Mention, Best Young Adult Fiction Book, 2013 International Latino Book Awards

In 1893, the streets of New York are teeming with life and excitement, but also many dangers. For 13-year-old Maks Geless, a newsboy, the chief of these dangers is Bruno, the leader of the Plug Ugly Gang, which is determined to take control of all of the newsies on the Lower East Side for its own nefarious purposes. Maks must also find a way to free his sister Emma from the city jail where she has been imprisoned for stealing a watch from the new luxury Waldorf Hotel. With the help of lawyer Bartleby Donck and the mysterious street urchin Willa, Maks turns detective to protect his family and himself.
"En 1893, las calles de Nueva York estan llenas de vida y emocion, pero tambien de peligros. Para Maks Geless, un repartidor de periodicos de 13 anos, el peligro principal es Bruno, el lider de una banda de rufianes decidida acontrolar todos los repartidores de periodicos en el Lower East Side para sus propios fines nefarios. Maks debera conseguir tambien alguna manera de liberar a su hermana Emma de la carcel en la que ha sido encarcelada por robar un reloj del Waldorf, un nuevo hotel de lujo. Con la ayuda del abogado Bartleby Donck y la misteriosa golfilla Willa, Maks se convierte en detective para proteger a su familia y a si mismo.""
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
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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.

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