Maura O'Connell, 15, and her brother, Patrick, 12, escape Ireland's brutal poverty with only the belongings in their bundles and tickets for ocean passage. Sir Laurence Kirkle, 11, flees a life of privilege to seek justice. When fate brings them ogether, the three join forces in a daring scheme that may lead to freedom and glory...or dire consequences.
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Driven from their impoverished Irish village, 15- year-old Maura and her younger brother meet their landlord's runaway son in Liverpool while all three wait for a ship to America.About the Author:
Avi is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for young readers, ranging from animal fantasy to gripping historical fiction, picture books to young adult novels. Crispin: The Cross of Lead won the Newbery Medal, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth were awarded Newbery Honors. He is also the author of the popular Poppy series. Avi lives outside Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.
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Book Description Orchard Books, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Mint condition-still in shrink wrap. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1486835992881