Water Street

Water Street

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Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory, to help her sister Annie find love, and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she can have a new friend close by. But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas who writes about his life in his journal--his father who spends each night at the Tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas, who has a secret that only Bird suspects, and who turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • CD-Audio
  • 124.5 x 147.3 x 15.2mm | 22.68g
  • Listening Library
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739336460
  • 9780739336465

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"Historical fiction at its best."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred "A poignant immigration story of friendship, work, and the meaning of home."-Booklist, Starred "Giff makes Bird's Brooklyn so real you could touch it."-The Horn Book "Giff masterfully integrates the historical material and presents a vivid picture of the immigrant struggle in the 1870s."-School Library Journal "From the Trade Paperback edition."show more

About Patricia Reilly Giff

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Her novels for middle-grade readers include The Gift of the Pirate Queen and Lily's Crossing, a Newbery Honor Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Nory Ryan's Song, her most recent book for Delacorte, was an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Patricia Reilly Giff lives in Weston, Connecticut. From the Hardcover edition.show more

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3 27% (212)
2 5% (36)
1 1% (8)
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