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Smith - The Story of a Pickpocket - a book by Garfield, Leon

Smith - The Story of a Pickpocket

Smith - The Story of a Pickpocket( )
Author: Garfield, Leon
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Imprint:NYR Children's Collection
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

A Carnegie Medal Honor Book Twelve-year-old Smith is a denizen of the mean streets of eighteenth-century London, living hand to mouth by virtue of wit and pluck. One day he trails an old gentleman with a bulging pocket, deftly picks it, and as footsteps ring out from the alley by which he had planned to make his escape, finds himself in a tough spot. Taking refuge in a doorway, he sees two men emerge to murder the man who was his mark. They rifle the dead man's pockets and...
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Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Law & Crime
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.75 x 8.81 x 0.77 Inches
Book Weight:0.88 Pounds
Author Biography
Garfield, Leon (Author)
Author Leon Garfield was born in Brighton, England on July 14, 1921. When World War II began, he stopped studying art and joined the British Army Medical Corps. While posted in Belgium, he met Vivien Alcock, who would later become his wife as well as a popular children's author. After the war, he worked as a biochemical laboratory technician until the 1960's when he became a full-time writer.

He wrote more than thirty books for both children and adults and scripted Shakespeare: The Animated Tales for television. His second book, Devil-in-the-Fog won the first ever Guardian Award and was made into a television series. He also won the Carnegie Medal for The God Beneath the Sea, the Whitbread Award for John Diamond, and the Phoenix Award for Smith. His novel Black Jack was made into a full-length feature film and was the joint winner of the International Jury Award at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. He died in London on June 2, 1996.


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