Street Child

by Doherty, Berlie
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Doherty, Berlie Street Child
Doherty, Berlie - Street Child

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New edition of the classic story about Jim Jarvis as he escapes the work house to make his own way in the world. The plight of this boy inspired Dr Barnardo to found his children's homes, and this features background info. Ages: 9+


Doherty, Berlie

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Media Type:
HarperCollins UK
Biography Artist:
Bevor sich Berlie Doherty als Autorin niederließ, arbeitete sie zunächst als Lehrerin für den Schulfunk und in der Erwachsenenbildung. Neben ihren Romanen für Kinder und Jugendliche schreibt sie auch für Erwachsene.
Verschiedene Bühnenstücke sowie Arbeiten für Rundfunk und Fernsehen runden ihre schriftstellerische Tätigkeit ab. Für 'Dear Nobody' erhielt Berlie Doherty 1991 die Carnegie Medal, die höchste britische Auszeichnung.
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Read the story of Jim Jarvis, the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes. Now published into the Essential Modern Classics list. When his mother dies Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse, but quickly escapes chosing 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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Product Type:
Paperback book
Package Dimensions:
0.197 x 0.129 x 0.017 m; 0.156 kg
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