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The Thieves of Tyburn Square
     

The Thieves of Tyburn Square

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by Dave Jackson
 
Introducing Elizabeth Fry

Betsey and Loren Maxwell are on their own in early nineteenth-century England after their mother is deported to New South Wales for stealing two silver candlesticks. Faced with few options, the young Maxwells are forced to live and work in a gloomy London workhouse.

Betsey and her brother have a terrible time enduring the

Overview

Introducing Elizabeth Fry

Betsey and Loren Maxwell are on their own in early nineteenth-century England after their mother is deported to New South Wales for stealing two silver candlesticks. Faced with few options, the young Maxwells are forced to live and work in a gloomy London workhouse.

Betsey and her brother have a terrible time enduring the harsh treatment and strict rules of the workhouse overseers. Then Loren sees an opportunity to escape, and the pair soon find themselves back on the dangerous streets of London—with only a stolen pouch of money to support them. Their new life takes a disastrous turn when Betsey and Loren are jailed for pickpocketing in Tyburn Square. Betsey is terrified that she’ll never see her brother or mother again, but a visit from a kind Quaker woman named Elizabeth Fry gives her courage. Can this compassionate prison reformer save Betsey and her brother from the gallows in Tyburn Square?

Alone and in prison with no one to turn to . . .

An adventure story, ideal for readers 8-12 years of age.

Editorial Reviews

National Review
There’s no better way to introduce your 8 to 14 year olds to Christian heroes than through these exciting works of historical fiction. Each narrative brings today’s youngsters into close contact with a man or woman of faith as seen through the eyes of a child whose life intersects in a dramatic way with the famous Christian. The stories give accurate portrayals both of history and of the character of the Christian hero while holding kids captive to a tale of adventure.
Peter J. Dyck
Say “history” and many people yawn. Say “novel” and others think the book’s not true. But everyone loves a good story about real people and actual events touched with a dab of fantasy. I was about to ask the authors what was true and what was not, but their books have a page answering exactly that question. That is most helpful. Dave and Neta Jackson are masters in writing historical novels…for ages 8-12, though many adults can’t resist.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014314312
Publisher:
Castle Rock Creative, Inc.
Publication date:
03/17/2012
Series:
Trailblazer Books , #18
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,282,224
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dave & Neta Jackson are the authors of the 40-book Trailblazer series, enjoyed by 1.7 million young readers worldwide, as well as the Hero Tales series for families. For adults their books include the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, the House of Hope series, the Harry Bentley series, and the SouledOut Sisters series, as well as many stand-alone fiction and nonfiction books. They make their home in Chicago. Visit them at www.daveneta.com and www.trailblazerbooks.com and www.facebook.com/DaveNetaJackson.

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Thieves of Tyburn Square 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great christian book