Dave at Night
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
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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.
Gail Carson Levine has been writing all her life. Ella Enchanted, a Newbery Honor Book, was her first book for children and was made into a major motion picture. Dave at Night is an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults. Levine’s other books include The Wish, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand. These titles are all available on audio from Listening Library. Gail, her husband, David, and their Airedale, Baxter, live in a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. You can visit her online at www.gailcarsonlevinebooks.com.