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About the Book

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. - Publisher.

About the Edition

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.

Edition Notes

"A Richard Jackson Book."

Includes bibliographical references [p. 354-355].

Ages 10-14.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.A953 Cit 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
350 p. ;
Number of pages
350

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25085225M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781416971023
ISBN 10
1416971025
ISBN 13
9781416971023
LC Control Number
2010049229
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