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Publisher Description

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?

About the author

Born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Berlie Doherty is the youngest of three children. She has been a social worker, a journalist, a teacher, and, for the past fifteen years, a writer.

Berlie has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, for ‘Grannie was a Buffer Girl’ in 1987 and for ‘Dear Nobody’ in 1992. She lives in the Derbyshire Peak District.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2013
February 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
146
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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AMAZING

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This book is amazing and the story behind it can show how Victorians lived their lives. Jim is just a poor child with nothing but the contrast my word🙀it is amazing 😉 from being poverty stricken to having a fire and clean clothes it is an amazing 📚. I thought Jim was just a neglected child 👶 and I was proven wrong his character is amazing.

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