Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

2013 Printz Award Honor!

One of the highlights of my library career will be listening to our Printz chair Sharon Grover talk to Sir Terry Pratchett on the phone.  That's right, Sir! 

Summon your inner Dickens.....

Seventeen-year-old Dodger (ignore the faulty picture of a kid on the cover) is street-smart and clever--and he knows his way around the London sewers. He makes his living finding things in the sewer and selling them, but is lucky to live with an elderly Jewish man who helps him out. After Dodger saves a beautiful young girl in the streets, he encounters Dickens, serial killer Sweeney Todd, and famous politicians on his way to better himself. 

The writing here is Pratchett's best yet--funny, heart-wrenching, and fast-paced. 

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