Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Hopkinson, Deborah, A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket.

Gutsy eleven year old Italian immigrant Rocco  arrives in NYC in the spring of 1887 without a penny to his name. Forced  to work for an unscrupulous padron, Rocco decides to strike out on his own than succumb to daily abuse.  In his struggle for a better life he faces many misadventures and makes a new friend or two along the way.

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Some Kind of Courage

Gemeinhart, Dan, Some Kind of Courage.

Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he’s ever loved. When his beloved horse Sarah is stolen and sold, there is nothing that Joseph won’t do to get her back. Joseph embarks on an unforgettable heart pounding adventure through the 1870’s wilderness of Washington State in hopes of being reunited with the only family he has left.

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