A Bandit's Tale

A Bandit's Tale

The Muddled Misadventures of A Pickpocket

Book - 2016
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In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York CIty where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780385755009
0385755007
9780385754996
038575499X
Branch Call Number: J HOPKINS
Characteristics: 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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joywolf83
Aug 30, 2016

The title should give you a clue.....its wordy. Takes almost a 100 pages to get to the pickpocket part. It simply takes its time telling a story that should have immediately jumped into the action. Thick on setting the scene, heavy on the boys' nativity and long winded on history. Good for older adults to read, not for the intended audience of 10- 12 year olds. DNF

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BrynnaMcF
Jul 07, 2016

Great historical fiction and good for kids. I enjoyed reading "A Bandits Tale". The story line was great and the narrative was fun. I recommend this to anyone who likes historical fiction or just a good story.

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BrynnaMcF
Jul 07, 2016

BrynnaMcF thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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