By Deborah Hopkinson

ISBN-10: 0147521467

ISBN-13: 9780147521460

ISBN-10: 038575499X

ISBN-13: 9780385754996

ISBN-10: 0385755023

ISBN-13: 9780385755023

From an award-winning writer of ancient fiction comes a narrative of survival, crime, experience, and horses within the streets of nineteenth century ny City.

Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who reveals himself by myself in manhattan urban after he is bought to a padrone via his poverty-stricken mom and dad. whereas operating as a road musician, he meets the lads of the notorious Bandits' Roost, who train him the artwork of pickpocketing. Rocco embraces his new lifetime of crime—he's solid at it, and it truly is extra profitable than banging a triangle in the street nook. but if he meets Meddlin' Mary, a strong-hearted Irish lady who is decided to assist the horses of latest York urban, issues start to swap. Rocco starts off to reexamine his life—and take his destiny into his personal hands.

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