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Street Child (Collins Modern Classics)

Berlie Doherty / Antonia Beamish
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?Berlie Doherty's Street Child is a top pick among juvenile classics exploring themes of social inequality and the struggle of orphans. The book's historical and social context provides a poignant backdrop to Jim's quest for freedom and family.For fans of Katherine Rundell (Rooftoppers) Robert E. Swindells (Abomination) Anthony Browne (Voices in the Park) Philip Pullman (The Secret Commonwealth) and Louis Sachar (Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Children
  • Released 16th June 2016
  • Duration 04 Hrs. 00 Mins.