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The convicts / Iain Lawrence.

By: Lawrence, Iain, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2005ISBN: 038573087X (trade); 9780385730877 (trade); 0385901097 (glb); 9780385901093 (glb).Subject(s): Prisoners -- Juvenile fiction | Runaway teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Resourcefulness -- Juvenile fiction | Ocean travel -- Juvenile fiction | Prisoners -- Fiction | Runaway teenagers -- Fiction | Ocean travel -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.L43545 | Co 2005
Contents:
I Begin My Adventure -- I Find a Danger and a Treasure -- Bone Picker's Journey -- Into the Grave -- Among the Urchins -- Darkey's Decision -- Mr. Meel Pays a Visit -- I Stand Before a Judge -- I Meet a Yellow Man -- My Arrival on the Hulk -- Little King in a Little Kingdom -- Crimes of Walter Weedle -- Strange and Silent Figure -- Farm Boy Buckles Under -- Midgely Has His Doubts -- Very Nasty Scheme -- Oten Smells the Fields -- How My Troubles Deepen -- With Midgely in the Marshe -- Face to Face with King Neptune --Author's Note -- Acknowledgments.
Summary: His efforts to avenge his father's unjust imprisonment force thirteen-year-old Tom Tin into the streets of nineteenth-century London, but after he is convicted of murder, Tom is eventually sent to Australia where he has a surprise reunion.
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I Begin My Adventure -- I Find a Danger and a Treasure -- Bone Picker's Journey -- Into the Grave -- Among the Urchins -- Darkey's Decision -- Mr. Meel Pays a Visit -- I Stand Before a Judge -- I Meet a Yellow Man -- My Arrival on the Hulk -- Little King in a Little Kingdom -- Crimes of Walter Weedle -- Strange and Silent Figure -- Farm Boy Buckles Under -- Midgely Has His Doubts -- Very Nasty Scheme -- Oten Smells the Fields -- How My Troubles Deepen -- With Midgely in the Marshe -- Face to Face with King Neptune --Author's Note -- Acknowledgments.

His efforts to avenge his father's unjust imprisonment force thirteen-year-old Tom Tin into the streets of nineteenth-century London, but after he is convicted of murder, Tom is eventually sent to Australia where he has a surprise reunion.

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Gr 5-8-The underside of life in 19th century England comes alive in Ian Lawrence's Dickensian tale (Delacorte, 2005) about Tom Tin, a 14-year-old whose sea captain father has been taken to debtor's prison and whose mother is losing her mind following the death of Tom's younger sister. A desperate Tom runs away from home to try to free his father, and ends up having a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He discovers a diamond in the mud, but then has to fight off a blind man to keep it. Tom spends an unforgettable night with a grave robber, and is later mistaken for a look-alike ruffian named "The Smasher." This eventually results in his being found guilty of murder and sent to a former British battleship now turned into a prison ship for hundreds of boys. Tom's life on the ship forms the main and most memorable part of the story with its wrenching descriptions of the boys' daily routine and the survival of the fittest. Tom befriends a waif named Midgely who retains a positive outlook despite his dreadful circumstances and helps Tom overcome his fear of the sea. While there are plenty of villains in the story, the main one is the ironically named Mr. Goodfellow who is obsessed with ruining Tom's family. Listeners will get caught up in John Keating's compelling narration once they become accustomed to his British accent and to the meaning of terms such as "bone grubber."-David Bilmes, Schaghticoke Middle School, New Milford, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Iain Lawrence is a journalist, travel writer, and author. His novels include Ghost Boy, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, The Skeleton Tree, and the High Seas Trilogy. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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