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