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A pickpocket's tale

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Molly Abraham is a kinchin mort: a ten-year-old thief trying not to starve on the London streets. But everything changes for Molly when she is sentenced to be transported to the American colonies. She becomes an indentured servant to a kind Jewish family in New York City, and Molly has it good. So why is it that all she wants to do is go back to London? Karen Schwabach uses richly detailed descriptions and authentic period language to bring history to life. She skillfully explores the subjects of Jewish culture in Colonial America and London street culture in this gritty yet heartwarming debut novel.
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display_description When Molly, a ten-year-old orphan, is arrested for picking pockets in London in 1731, she is banished to America and serves as an indentured servant for a New York City family that expects her to follow their Jewish traditions.
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subject_facet Indentured servants -- Juvenile fiction, Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Juvenile fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Pickpockets -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A pickpocket's tale
title_full A Pickpocket's Tale, A pickpocket's tale / Karen Schwabach
title_short A pickpocket's tale
topic_facet Customs and practices, Historical Fiction, History, Indentured servants, Jews, Judaism, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Orphans, Pickpockets, Slavery