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Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.

From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • HarperTorch
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062009516
  • 9780062009517
  • 263,580

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"Thrilling, humorous, moving, and most wise."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
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Back cover copy

Dodger is a tosher--a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Victorian London. Everyone who is nobody knows him. Anybody who is anybody doesn't. He used to know his own future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when Dodger rescues a young girl from a beating, meets Charles Dickens, and encounters Sweeney Todd, things start to get really messy.

Now everyone who is anyone wants to get their hands on Dodger. . . .
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19,011 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 28% (5,321)
4 42% (7,993)
3 24% (4,482)
2 5% (1,000)
1 1% (215)
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