Street child / Berlie Doherty.Material type: BookPublisher: 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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Will Jim ever manage to be free?</p>
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.