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Paton-Walsh, Jill
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978.
IL 5-8 RL 8.0
ISBN 0374411743
Child 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 find out.
SUBJECTS:     Brothers -- Fiction
                        Children -- Employment -- Fiction
                        Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
                        Space and time -- Fiction


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