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U'Ren, Andrea.

New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 3.4
ISBN 0374348421
Who was Mary Smith?  Well, Mary Smith was the town's knocker up.  Have you ever heard that expression?  Back in the days before alarm clocks, people needed a way to wake up in the morning.  Factory work and other types of work often started before dawn so it was important to have someone to wake people up.  For a few pennies a week, the knocker up would go from house to house and tap on the windows to wake people up.  Mary, though, had a unique way of getting her clients up in the morning! This book is based on the life of the real Mary Smith who lived in England.
SUBJECTS:     City and town life -- Fiction.
                        Sleep -- Fiction.
                        Morning -- Fiction.


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