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By Deborah Hopkinson

From an award-winning writer of old fiction comes a narrative of survival, crime, experience, and horses within the streets of nineteenth century manhattan City.

Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who unearths himself by myself in big apple urban after he is bought to a padrone through his poverty-stricken mom and dad. whereas operating as a road musician, he meets the lads of the notorious Bandits' Roost, who train him the paintings of pickpocketing. Rocco embraces his new lifetime of crime—he's reliable at it, and it truly is extra profitable than banging a triangle in the street nook. but if he meets Meddlin' Mary, a strong-hearted Irish lady who is made up our minds to aid the horses of latest York urban, issues start to switch. Rocco starts to reexamine his life—and take his destiny into his personal hands.

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