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The King of Mulberry Street

By: Donna Jo Napoli
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Yearling
ISBN: 9780553494167
07/10/2007 - $6.99
Categories: Historical - United States - 19th Century, Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration, Social Themes - Homelessness & Poverty,

In 1892, nine-year-old Dom’s mother puts him on a ship leaving Italy, bound for America. He is a stowaway, traveling alone and with nothing of value except for a new pair of shoes from his mother. In the turbulent world of homeless children in Manhattan’s Five Points, Dom learns street smarts, and not only survives, but thrives by starting his own business. A vivid, fascinating story of an exceptional boy, based in part on the author’s grandfather.

From the Hardcover edition.