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Aiken, Joan.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1974
IL 5-8, RL 7.6
ISBN 0618196269
Set in the mysterious Midnight Court, Lucas Bell is a lonely orphan.  His guardian is the evil Sir Randolph Grimsby.  When things are looking intolerable, a young girl arrives at the mansion.  Anna Marie is spoiled rotten and not friendly at all.  After a fire at the mansion, Lucas and Anna Marie are forced out onto the streets, penniless and with no hope.  If you have enjoyed the Lemony Snicket books, give this one a try.  You might just be surprised.
SUBJECTS:     Teenage boys -- Fiction.
                        Homeless persons -- Fiction.
                        England -- Fiction.
                        England -- Economic conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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