Mal Peet (Author) Meg Rosoff (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 16 to 18

From Carnegie Medal–winning author Mal Peet comes a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, both harrowing and life-affirming.

Born of a brief encounter between a Liverpool prostitute and an African soldier in 1907, Beck finds himself orphaned as a young boy and sent overseas to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. At age fifteen he is sent to work on a farm, from which he eventually escapes. Finally in charge of his own destiny, Beck starts westward, crossing the border into America and back, all while the Great Depression rages on. What will it take for Beck to understand the agonies of his childhood and realize that love is possible?

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SKU 140590
ISBN 9781536206425
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 790L
Page Count 272
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Young Adult Novels
Additional Contributor Meg Rosoff
Primary Contributor Mal Peet
Age Groups Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Candlewick Press