Dave at Night

Dave at Night

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If nobody wants him, that's fine.He'll just take care of himself.

When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be thesame. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage--the cold and strict Hebrew Home for Boys in Harlem--far from the life he knew on the Lower East Side. But he's not so worried. He knows he'll be okay. He always is. If it doesn't work out, he'll just leave, find a better place to stay. But it's not that simple.

Outside the gates of the orphanage, the nighttime streets of Harlem buzz with jazz musicians and swindlers; exclusive parties and mystifying strangers. Inside, another world unfolds, thick with rare friendships and bitter enemies. Perhaps somewhere, among it all, Dave can find a place that feels like home.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 136 x 169 x 19mm | 200g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0064407470
  • 9780064407472
  • 419,898

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"Touching, beautifully told.""-- New York Times Book Review ""Poignant and energetic.""-- Publishers Weekly" Starred Review"This novel will provide inspiration while offering a unique view of a culturally diverse New York City.""-- School Library Journal" Starred Review
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3,000 ratings
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5 24% (710)
4 34% (1,022)
3 32% (948)
2 9% (271)
1 2% (49)
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