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Kid for Two Farthings
     

Kid for Two Farthings

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by Wolf Mankowitz
 

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A six-year-old boy in the British immigrant community of Whitechapel believes he has discovered a unicorn for sale at the market. Though it looks to most people like a white goat with a bump on its head, young Joe is certain it will make the dreams of his friends and neighbors come true—a reunion with his father in Africa, a steam press for a tailor shop, a

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A six-year-old boy in the British immigrant community of Whitechapel believes he has discovered a unicorn for sale at the market. Though it looks to most people like a white goat with a bump on its head, young Joe is certain it will make the dreams of his friends and neighbors come true—a reunion with his father in Africa, a steam press for a tailor shop, a ring for a girlfriend. Others may be skeptical of the unicorn's magic, but with enough effort, Joe believes he can make it all real.

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“A seamless blend of child's-eye magic realism and the jobbing world of London's Fashion Street…brims with humor and verbal dash.” —Los Angeles Times

“Slim, satisfying.” —Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608190485
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Series:
Bloomsbury Group Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Wolf Mankowitz was born in 1924 in the East End of London. His remarkable output included plays, nonfiction, and screenplays. He is the author of the novels A Kid for Two Farthings, Make Me an Offer, and My Old Man's a Dustman. Mankowitz was one of the screenwriters for the first Bond film, Doctor No. He later also collaborated on the screenplay for Casino Royale. He passed away in 1998.

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