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Smith by Garfield

"Leon Garfield is unmatched for sheer, exciting storytelling." --Lloyd Alexander

This brilliant, picaresque novel follows the adventures of an illiterate young ragamuffin known only as Smith. Smith picks the pocket of a stranger, only to witness immediately the strangers murder. Smiths booty from the theft is an Important Document, no doubt worth quite a lot to somebody, which is proved by the pursuit of Smith by two very shady characters. Smith artfully dodges them and winds up in the odd company of a wealthy blind man, who takes Smith into his home and provides him with an education. But this new comfort is lost when Smith himself is suspected of the very murder he witnessed. Smith was a Boston Globe--Horn Book Honor Book, winner of the Phoenix Award, and a Carnegie Honor Book.

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ISBN-13: 9780374467623
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Edition description: 1ST SUNBUR
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Leon Garfield (1921-96) was the author of numerous books for children and adults. Smith and Black Jack were his third and fourth books respectively, originally published in 1967 and 1968.

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