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City of orphans

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HL: High-Low 570L
The streets of 1893 New York are full of life: crowded, filthy, dangerous. If you are a newsboy like thirteen-year- old Maks Geless, you need to watch out for Bruno, leader of the Plug Ugly Gang whose shadowy, sinister boss is plotting to take control of all the newsies on the lower East Side. With Bruno's boys in fierce pursuit, Maks discovers Willa, a strange girl who lives alone in an alley. It is she, stick in hand, who fights off the Plug Uglies--but further dangers await. Maks must find a way to free his sister Emma from The Tombs, the city jail where she has been imprisoned for stealing a watch at the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks, believing her innocent, has only four days to prove it. Fortunately, there is Bartleby Donck, the eccentric lawyer (among other employments) to guide Maks and Willa in the art of detection. Against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York, Maks, as boy detective, must confront a teeming world of wealth and crime, while struggling against powerful forces threatening new immigrants and the fabric of family love.
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Grouped Work ID 955a203c-63be-826f-76e2-0aef647ae44f
Full title city of orphans
Author avi
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Ruth, Greg,, Ruth, Greg., Sorensen, Chris.
author Avi, 1937-
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Downloadable audio books, Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, Gangs -- Fiction, Gangs -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Homeless girls -- Juvenile fiction, Homeless persons -- Fiction, Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction, Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Mystery fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Juvenile fiction, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display City of orphans
title_full City of orphans / Avi ; with illustrations by Greg Ruth, City of orphans [electronic resource] / Avi ; with illustrations by Greg Ruth, City of orphans [playaway] / Avi ; with illustrations by Greg Ruth, City of orphans [sound recording] / Avi ; with illustrations by Greg Ruth
title_short City of orphans
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Families, Family life, Gangs, History, Homeless girls, Homeless persons, Immigrants, Mystery and detective stories