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  • Smith (Puffin Modern Classics)
    PUFFIN (PENG), Paperback, 2008
  • Smith
    Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media, Turtleback, 2001
  • Smith
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 2000
  • Smith
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Paperback, 2000
  • Smith
    Tandem Library, School & Library Binding, 2000
  • Smith
    Oxford University Press, Paperback, 1997
  • Smith (Lythway Large Print Books)
    Chivers North America, Hardcover, 1991
  • Smith
    Peter Smith Pub Inc, Hardcover, 1991
  • Smith
    Yearling, Paperback, 1987
  • Smith
    Random House Childrens Books (Lib), Library Binding, 1978

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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 130 Ratings and 29 Reviews

Book Description
In the dangerous streets of 18th-century London, Smith a 12-year-old pickpocket, lives in the shadow of the hangman's rope. Then one day he steals a document from a gentleman - only to witness his murder minutes later. The activity section at the back of the play features information about life in 18th-century London, including maps from the period. There are also assignments covering a range of N... More
Book Information
PublisherRandom House Books For Young Readers
BindingLibrary Binding (10 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of PagesN/A
Publication Date02/1978
The Creators
About Leon Garfield (Author) : Leon Garfield (14 July 1921, Brighton, Sussex, England – 2 June 1996) was a British writer of fiction. He is best known for his historical novels for children, though he also wrote for adults. He wr... more
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Reader Comments
4/17/2010 Kate Russell said: I first read this at school and loved it then as I do now. It's the story of a 12 year old pickpocket in Dickensian London, who picks an old man's pockets just minutes before his victim is murdered. What had Smith stolen that was worth the old man's life? You'll have to read it to find out. :-)
tags: I recommend

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