Dodger by Terry Pratchett

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Readers should not overlook the notes at the back of the book, they are very interesting...Amusing and full of flavour, this book is an enjoyable read and I would recommend it.
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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.

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
 
Published September 25, 2012 by HarperCollins. 373 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Travel, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, History. Fiction
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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Valentine on Feb 08 2013

Readers should not overlook the notes at the back of the book, they are very interesting...Amusing and full of flavour, this book is an enjoyable read and I would recommend it.

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Good
Reviewed by Marcus Sedgwick on Oct 17 2012

As Dodger's triumphant path ultimately brings him honour from the very highest rank of society, we cannot help but cheer not only for his success, but also for the success of this ebullient, funny and delightful novel.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Tasha Robinson on Sep 26 2012

Underneath that encroaching cynicism, Pratchett has always had a not-so-secret romantic heart. Dodger just represents a rare case of him wearing it on his sleeve.

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