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City of Orphans

By Avi, 1937-

Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi.

The streets of 1893 New York are crowded and filthy. For thirteen-year-old newsboy Maks Geless, they are also dangerous. Bruno, leader of the awful Plug Ugly Gang, has set his sights on Maks and orders his boys to track him down. Suddenly Maks finds himself on the run, doing all he can to evade the gang, with only his new friend Willa by his side. And that’s just the start of Mak’s troubles. His sister, Emma, has been arrested and imprisoned for stealing a watch from the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks knows she didn’t do it—but will he be able to prove it in time?
This is a riveting, quickly paced adventure set against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York.

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ISBN

9781416971085


Format: Book
Author: Avi, 1937-
Summary: In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.
Title: City of orphans / Avi ; with illustrations by Greg Ruth.
Publisher Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011.
Subject: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction. Mystery and detective stories Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction. Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction. Gangs -- Juvenile fiction. Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9781416971085 (pbk.) 9781416971023 1416971025
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 14
System Items Total: 22
Call Number: C Avi
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Bib Id: 365354

Format: Book
Author: Avi, 1937-
Summary: In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.
Title: City of orphans / Avi ; with illustrations by Greg Ruth.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011.
Description: 350, [5] p. : ill ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Mystery and detective stories
Subjects: Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Gangs -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Ruth, Greg ill.
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book."
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-[355]).
LCCN: 2010049229
ISBN: 9781416971085 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781416971023
ISBN: 1416971025
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 14
Total Copies: 22
Call Number: C Avi