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Street child

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The unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children’s homes. When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London.

He is sent to the workhouse but quickly escapes, choosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls. Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends… only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe. Will Jim ever manage to be free?

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HarperCollins
0007311257 / 9780007311255
Paperback
823.914
03/09/2009
United Kingdom
English
194 p.
20 cm
Quiz No: 200557, Points 5.00, Book Level 5.10,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1993.