A Pickpocket's Tale

By Karen Schwabach
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375833793, 240pp.)

Publication Date: October 24, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Library Binding

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Description

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.




About the Author

Karen Schwabach is a professor of teacher education at Salem College, the oldest women's college in the U.S. She also spent eight years in Alaska teaching English as a second language. The author lives in Winston-Salem. NC.




Praise For A Pickpocket's Tale

“Written in vividly detailed prose, this debut novel introduces an engaging protagonist while immersing readers in Jewish culture and customs, rough London streets and eighteenth-century New York City.”–Booklist

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