A gentleman helps adventurous Jingo Hawks locate his scoundrel father who has deserted him
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Jingo Hawks is out of luck when Mrs. Daggatt from the orphan house hires him out as a chimney sweep to the awful General Dirty-Face Scurlock. But it's gypsy luck that puts Jingo into the right chimney and then into the care of the mysterious Mr. Peacock, who claims to know Jingo's scoundrel father. Together they set out on a treasure hunt for buried gold. But they are not alone -- those nasty gold diggers Mrs. Daggatt and General Scurlock are hot on their trail.About the Author:
SID FLEISCHMAN is the author of more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. His tales have been translated into nineteen languages. Among his many awards is the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography, The Abracadabra Kid. His most recent books are The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and two biographies, The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West and Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
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Book Description Atlantic Little-Brown, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11024102076X