Harbour Thieves

by Bill Freeman

The adventures of Meg and John Bains continue with an exciting story of kids living by their wits in the Toronto of 1875.
The adventures of Meg and John Bains continue with an exciting story of kids living by their wits in the Toronto of 1875. The fifth book in Bill Freeman's award-winning series finds 14-year-old Meg and her 12-year-old brother Jamie in search of work to help support their family. Jamie starts selling newspapers in the street and falls in with a gang of street kids and a couple of ne'er-do-well adults. Jamie is forced to join a theft ring and is caught by the police. But he has a hunch about where the loot is stashed on Toronto Island: finding it is his one chance to avoid a future in the reformatory.

About the Author

Bill Freeman

BILL FREEMAN is an award-winning historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Among his previous publications are Far from Home: Canadians in the First World War, which he co-authored with Richard Nielsen; A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 2000; Casa Loma: Toronto's Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner Sir Henry Pellatt, which received the Heritage Toronto Award of Merit in 1999; Their Town: The Mafia, the Media and the Party Machine, a study of political power in Hamilton co-authored with Marsha Hewitt; and 1005: Political Life in a Union Local. Bill Freeman is also a popular children's author who has won the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for "a body of work" and a Canada Council Award for Juvenile Literature.

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"... the mixture of historical interest and adventure is sure to please the nine to thirteen age group..."
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