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A bandit's tale: the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket

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From an award-winning author of historical fiction comes a story of survival, crime, adventure, and horses in the streets of 19th century New York City.

Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who finds himself alone in New York City after he's sold to a padrone by his poverty-stricken parents. While working as a street musician, he meets the boys of the infamous Bandits' Roost, who teach him the art of pickpocketing. Rocco embraces his new life of crime--he's good at it, and it's more lucrative than banging a triangle on the street corner. But when he meets Meddlin' Mary, a strong-hearted Irish girl who's determined to help the horses of New York City, things begin to change. Rocco begins to reexamine his life--and take his future into his own hands.

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Full title bandit s tale the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket
Author hopkinson deborah
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subject_facet Animals -- Treatment -- Juvenile fiction, Child abuse -- Juvenile fiction, Child labor -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction, Italians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A bandit's tale : the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket
title_full A Bandit's Tale The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket, A bandit's tale : the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket / Deborah Hopkinson
title_short A bandit's tale :
title_sub the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket
topic_facet Animals, Child abuse, Child labor, Conduct of life, Historical Fiction, History, Immigrants, Italians, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Treatment