Dave at Night

Dave at Night

By Gail Carson Levine; Jason Harris (Read by)

Listening Library, Compact Disc, 9780307916556

Publication Date: May 24, 2011


When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be the same—and he finds out he’s right when he lands in an orphanage in Harlem. The Hebrew Home for Boys is cold and strict, but Dave knows he’ll be okay. If it doesn’t work out, he’ll just find a better place to stay. But it’s not that simple.

Outside the gates of the orphanage, the nighttime streets of Harlem buzz with jazz musicians and swindlers, exclusive parties and mystifying strangers. Inside, another world unfolds, with rare friendships and bitter enemies. And somewhere in the middle Dave is determined to find a place that feels like home.

About the Author
Gail Carson Levine was born in New York City and shares a birthday with William Carlos Williams. Her first book for children, "Ella Enchanted", won a Newbery Honor and was made into a feature-length film starring Anne Hathaway. Her other books include "A Tale of Two Castles"; the "New York Times" bestsellers "Ever" and "Fairest"; "Dave at Night", an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; "The Wish"; "The Two Princesses of Bamarre"; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book "Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly" and the picture books "Betsy Who Cried Wolf! "and "Betsy Red Hoodie". Gail and her husband, David, live in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Jason Harris is in the Department of History at University College Cork.