Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi. The streets of 1893 New York are crowded and filthy. For thirteen-year-old newsboy Maks Geless, they are also dangerous. Bruno, leader of the awful Plug Ugly Gang, has set his sights on Maks and orders his boys to track him down. Suddenly Maks finds himself on the run, doing all he can to evade the gang, with only his new friend Willa by his side. And that’s just the start of Mak’s troubles. His sister, Emma, has been arrested and imprisoned for stealing a watch from the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks knows she didn’t do it—but will he be able to prove it in time? This is a riveting, quickly paced adventure set against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York.
Maks knows she didn’t do it—but will he be able to prove it in time? This is a riveting, quickly paced adventure set against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A young Pole in a Canadian internment camp during World War I becomes obsessed with a female visitor. A contemporary young woman's baby develops a mysterious illness while her own life is invaded by dreams of a homesick Norwegian princess from the 14th century. The father of a British child disappears on the Canadian frontier in the early 1950s. Luminous, sensual, haunting, City of Orphans weaves fantasy and reality together into stories of dreamlike intensity and hypnotic visual power.
The father of a British child disappears on the Canadian frontier in the early 1950s. Luminous, sensual, haunting, City of Orphans weaves fantasy and reality together into stories of dreamlike intensity and hypnotic visual power.
Author: Patricia Robertson
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Porcupine's Quill
A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys. Birdie, the singing bogler's apprentice, will win your heart in this fantastic beginning to an action-packed series. Ages 10+.
A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys.
Author: Catherine Jinks
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Juvenile Fiction
As far as the citizens of Maraldia knew, they were the only citizens in the world. None of their many explorers ever came back with tales of advanced cultures or, for that matter, any other culture at all. It was only natural that such a lonely enclave should be preoccupied with discovering the unknown, for even their own beginnings were to them a profound enigma. Never in the history of Maraldia had a citizen been born in the manner common among beasts. Instead, every Maraldian shared a mysterious origin, as each day infant children would be found at sunrise outside the city wall. And so the population of Maraldia was continually refreshed, a city of orphans, looking for their parents. Until, in one tumultuous festival week, claims of ancestry come to them from very different quarters. Which ancestral claim is legitimate, and which is a deception? Each citizen is forced to decide. Come with Keeres and Selah on their courageous journey to discover the truth of Maraldian beginnings! All proceeds from the sale of this book, in any form, are being donated to Living Hope International (LHI). LHI is an orphanage in Zambia, Africa, committed to showing the adoptive love of God to orphans. For more information on Living Hope International visit http: //www.livinghopeinternational.org/.
Come with Keeres and Selah on their courageous journey to discover the truth of Maraldian beginnings! All proceeds from the sale of this book, in any form, are being donated to Living Hope International (LHI).
Author: Paul Joseph Schonschack
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Author: Samson Kwezani
Publisher: Zimbabwe Book Development
Category: Street children
A Plea for the City Orphans , and Prisoners for Debt , humbly offered to this
present Parliament . ta H E following Sheets being the Case and humble Petition
of Charity for Qrplans and Prisoners , I could not TT long hesitate the Question to
Author: England and Wales. Parliament
Category: Debt, Imprisonment for
10. , which gave the City the fourpence a ton on coal for the relief of the poor
orphans and other creditors of the City , provided that no future order should be
made for payment of the money of orphans into the City Chamber ; but there is no
Author: Alexander PULLING (the Elder.)
He had the keeping of the monies ; lands and goods of the city orphans , or took
good security for the payment thereof when the parties came And to that end he
was deemed in the law à fole corporation , to him and his fucceffors , for orphans
Author: Corporazione della città di Londra
Founded in 1860, the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York was the oldest, largest, and best-known Jewish orphanage in the United States until its closing in 1941. This book, the first history of an orphanage ever published, tells the story of the HOA's development from a nineteenth-century institution into a model twentieth-century child-care facility. Because of the humane and benevolent attitude of the New York Jewish community toward its orphans, the harsh authoritarianism and Dickensian conditions typical of contemporary orphanages were gradually replaced there by a nurturing approach that looked after the religious, social, and personal needs of the children. Though primarily an instrument of social control, the HOA was also an expression of Jewish ethnicity. Its history is set in a larger context that includes the life and character of the New York Jewish community, the city's immigrant population, the social and economic conditions of the time, the child-saving efforts of other groups, and the debate over institutional versus foster care. Drawing from HOA archives, published sources, and his personal experience as a resident from 1932 to 1941, Hyman Bogen brings a unique perspective to child-saving efforts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His compelling tale portrays daily life for those who lived and worked in such institutions. He illustrates how an enlightened orphanage, rather than crushing the spirit of its young residents, can help children to gain self-esteem and become secure adults. Bogen's tale will be of particular interest to urban and social historians, to city and government officials, and to social workers, as well as to anyone concerned with thegrowing crisis in child-care options.
This book, the first history of an orphanage ever published, tells the story of the HOA's development from a nineteenth-century institution into a model twentieth-century child-care facility.
Author: Hyman Bogen
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Social Science
The Report of 1812 distinctly said City from time to time paid into the Chamber
states that “ the Orphans ' Fund was established of the said City ; but by reason of
sundry accidents upon principles of justice towards innocent parand public ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
National Board of Fire Underwriters, New York City........... & — Home for Disabled
Soldiers, AWew York ... Temperance Society, New York City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .New York Association for ... Orphans' Home and Asylum, AVew York City.
Author: Young men's Christian associations. New York
Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.
Papa modeled his new toys after things he hoped would cheer the city's children.
He'd even made a batch that we delivered to some of the city's orphans. For the
first time, I felt proud to be a Chicagoan. Mr. Randolph's cottage, on the prairie ...
Author: Salima Alikhan
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
289 Franklin city , mayor and council authorized to issue 127 Oil city , orphans '
courts may direct investment of trust funds in ..... 59 Packer township , Carbon
county , to legalize certain , issued by school directors . 656 Pennsylvania
Category: Session laws
Society for the Relief of Poor N. Y. City Widows with Small Children 1799 29.
fAmerican Female Guardian N. Y. City Society 1835 1872 30. † The Children's
Mutual Sewing N. Y. City Relief of Olivet Chapel 31. Orphans ' Home and Asylum
Author: Women's Centennial Executive Commission (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
A plea for the city orphans and prisoners for debt . 4o . London , 1690 . The case
of the poor prisoners for debt and damages , submitted to the house of Commons
. fo.sh. [ 1700 ? ] The poor prisoners letter to a worthy member of parliament ...
Author: Guildhall Library (London, England)
Category: Great Britain
The Mayor and Aldermen exercised their equitable jurisdiction over matters
relating to orphans in the Court of Orphans ... 10 ) “ for the relief of orphans and
other creditors of the City of London , " and to the establishment of what was
known as ...
Author: London (England) Court of Hustings
Category: London (England)
difficulty of the claims of the City orphans . Another committee was appointed at
the expiration of that time to consider the matter , and in November , 1691 , the
committee reported to the Common Council . They recommended that certain
Author: Reginald Robinson Sharpe
Category: Great Britain
One for a valuable consideration contracts to be a freeman of London , but dies
before he has taken up his freedom ; his personal estate shall be divided as if he
had been a freeman , but his children not to be city orphans . This bill was ...
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
November , 1871 , at 10 o'clock in the morning , ERY , deceased . MARVIN'S
SAFE ALWAYS SAFE . at the County Court House in said city . Orphans ' Court
Sale . — Three - story Brick “ 26 , George J. Link , Guardian of Tavern and
Thirteenth street , below Federal street , 101 feet 7 ' N THE ORPHANS ' COURT
FOR THE CITY the undersigned , all persons having demands against Second .
The general nature of the business intended inches front , 280 feet deep .