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Street child / Berlie Doherty.

By: Doherty, Berlie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 1995, c1993Description: 147 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780007311255; 0006740200; 9780006740209 .Subject(s): Orphans -- Children's fiction | Homeless persons -- Children's fiction | London (England) -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: A fictional account of the experiences of Jim Jarvis, a young orphan who escapes the workhouse in 1860s London and survives brutal treatment and desperate circumstances until he is taken in by Dr. Barnardo, founder of a school for the city's "ragged" children.
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The unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes. When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse but quickly escapes, choosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls. Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends... only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe. Will Jim ever manage to be free?

Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1993.

A fictional account of the experiences of Jim Jarvis, a young orphan who escapes the workhouse in 1860s London and survives brutal treatment and desperate circumstances until he is taken in by Dr. Barnardo, founder of a school for the city's "ragged" children.

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