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Smith

Smith
 

London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand.

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ISBN 9780141355214
Barcode 9780141355214
Published 25 March 2015 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Garfield, Leon
Illustrated by McKendry, Kenny
Series A puffin book (part: 48)
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780141355214
ISBN-10 0141355212
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Classics
Publication Date 25 March 2015
International Publication Date 3 July 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Garfield, Leon
Illustrated by McKendry, Kenny
Series A puffin book (part: 48)
Category Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 213g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 491454

Description of this Book

London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand. Smith artfully dodges the two men and winds up in the odd company of a wealthy blind man, who takes Smith into his home and provides him with an education. But this new comfort is lost when Smith himself is suspected of the very murder he witnessed.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Leon Garfield was a British novelist, born in 1921. He is best known for children's historical novels, though he also wrote for adults. He wrote more than thirty books including Shakespeare's Stories - retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children, and he won many awards including the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal. He died in 1996, aged 74.

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