SEARCH OF THE MOON KING'S
Toronto : Tundra Books, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.5
life in a small town suits her just fine. She lives with her parents
and younger brother and helps run the shop with her family. Life
in 19th century England is told through her eyes as her world changes for
the worse. After her father dies, the family is forced to move to
the city where Emmaline's mother takes a job in a factory. When she
is hurt in a terrible accident, she becomes dependent on opium to relieve
the pain. When the money runs out, the mother sells the brother into
servitude to buy more medicine. This is the last straw for Emmaline.
She begs her aunt to look after Cat while Emmaline goes to find Tommy.
How can she ever expect to find him? She is told they have gone to
London and Emmaline has never been to a city that size. What will
become of the two children?
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Chimney sweeps -- Fiction.
Narcotic addicts -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
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