York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978.
labor laws are something we take for granted. This book gives us food for
thought. Chapters alternate between two children's journeys. One child
moving from work in a coal mine, to iron mongers, to pottery-making in
England takes us through the streets of canals on a rickety metal boat.
The alternating chapters take us on a modern-day boy's journey in search
of a long hidden brother his family claims doesn't exist. Is Christopher
crazy? Does Creep really exist? Read "A Chance Child" and see if you can
Brothers -- Fiction
Children -- Employment -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Space and time -- Fiction
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