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  1. says:

    Stand and deliverA rat was like a snail beside Smith, and the most his thousand victims ever got of him was the powerful whiff of his passing and a cold draught in their dexterously emptied pockets Smith is a twelve year old pickpocket surviving by his wits in the London of the 18th century But one day Smith picks the pocket of an elderly man and as he runs away, he sees the man being attacked and killed Running for fear that he will be caught and accused of this much worse crime, Smith has Stand and deliverA rat was like a snail beside Smith, and the most his thousand victims ever got of him was the powerful whiff of his passing and a cold draught in their dexterously emptied pockets Smith is a twelve year old pickpocket surviving by his wits in the London of the 18th century But one day Smith picks the pocket of an elderly man and as he runs away, he sees the man being attacked and killed Running for fear that he will be caught and accused of this much worse crime, Smith has to wait to find out what he managed to steal a document, clearly official, but that s as much as he can tell since he can t read But Smith knows documents are worth money and he s determined to find out what it says This book is always marketed as if for children and it certainly is suitable for any child from about ten or eleven, I d say Bu...


  2. says:

    It is too bad that I didn t know about this book when my son was young, I think he would have enjoyed it Smith is a twelve year old London urchin obtains a mysterious document and witnesses a murder He learns to read, finds out who his r...


  3. says:

    Loved it Gripping mystery, lively history, likeable complicated young hero Set in dreary old London, with lots of poverty and crime, and every word builds the scene and captures the mood It s fun to read aloud the word...


  4. says:

    It s just a book but it made me smell, taste and live in Victorian London We ve just done a bit of Dickens at school and this was a similar butstraight forward read.


  5. says:

    A good story in Dickensian style Highly recommend


  6. says:

    Review Title Small classicImagine a 12 year old boy who picks pockets for a living in Dickens s London of ill weather, low haunts, and upper class society all sharing the same crowded streets of the City Seconds after picking the pocket of his latest victim, he ducks into a side alley and overhears the brutal murder of the man, by a pair of brown suited thugs in search of something the man no longer has Smith, the young pickpocket, realizes he has just stolen the thing which the grown men wer Review Title Small classicImagine a 12 year old boy who picks pockets for a living in Dickens s London of ill weather, low haunts, and upper c...


  7. says:

    Read this at school It is a wonderful story, heart warming and funny Follow Smith, the pickpocket, as he scrapes along the edge of life.


  8. says:

    The great strength of this book is that it has a real whodunnit plot tied up with crooked lawyers, highwaymen and secrets from the past Set in nineteenth century London, there is quite a lot of unpacking to do with confident upper KS2 readers both in terms of the conventions of the age but also in the way in which Garfield writes which is so different to the way in which children s books are written today first published 1967 12 year old Smith inadvertently witnesses the murder of someone The great strength of this book is that it has a real whodunnit plot tied up with crooked lawyers, highwaymen and secrets from the past Set in nineteenth century London, there is quite a lot of unpacking to do with confident upper KS2 readers both in terms of the conventions of the age but also in the way in which Garfield writes which is so different to the way in which children s books are written today first published 1967 12 year old Smith inadvertently witnesses the murder of someone whose pocket he has just picked The murderers were seeking what he had stolen so they begin a relentless pursuit of the boy What...


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    A story that left an everlasting imprint Some good things are just imprinted on your mind.I read the first chapter of the book as a part of my course, when I was six or seven The image of a pickpocket, the old suburbs of London, and the whole notion of romanticism of the past really captivated my mind I always wondered what happened after the first chapter What happened to Smith Did he meet a good end Over time I even forgot the name of the book I just remembered that it was about a pickp A story that left an everlasting imprint Some good things are just imprinted on your mind.I read the first chapter of the book as a part of my course, when I was six or seven The image of a pickpocket, the old suburbs of London, and the whole notion of romanticism of the past really captivated my mind I always wondered what happened after the first chapter What happened to Smith Did he meet a good end Over time I even forgot the name of the book I just remembered that it was about a pickpocket.When a got older it remained buried in some dark and dusty corner and nook of my mind But once, as if on a whim, I set upon to find the name of the book And by God I m so happy that I found it By the time I finished it, I had laughed and smiled many a times I ...


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Smith This Brilliant, Picaresque Novel Follows The Adventures Of An Illiterate Young Ragamuffin Known Only As Smith Smith Picks The Pocket Of A Stranger, Only To Witness Immediately The Strangers Murder Smiths Booty From The Theft Is An Important Document, No Doubt Worth Quite A Lot To Somebody, Which Is Proved By The Pursuit Of Smith By Two Very Shady Characters Smith Artfully Dodges Them And Winds Up In The Odd Company Of A Wealthy Blind Man, Who Takes Smith Into His Home And Provides Him With An Education But This New Comfort Is Lost When Smith Himself Is Suspected Of The Very Murder He Witnessed Smith Was A Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book, Winner Of The Phoenix Award, And A Carnegie Honor Book.