The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts

The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts

Being An Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortunes & Fate Written by Himself

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High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy's attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He's alone in his ruined home with no money and no food. Oliver's father has left behind a barely legible waterlogged note: he's gone to London, where Oliver's sister, Charity, is in trouble. Exploring damage to the town in the storm's aftermath, Oliver discovers a shipwreck on the beach. Removing anything from a wrecked ship is a hanging offense, but Oliver finds money that could save him, and he can't resist the temptation to take it. When his crime is discovered, Oliver flees, following the trail of his father and sister. The journey is full of thieves, adventurers, and treachery--and London might be the most dangerous place of all. In the tradition of his Newbery Honor book The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi mixes high adventure and short, page-turning chapters with a vivid historical setting featuring a cast of highwaymen, pickpockets, and villainous criminal masterminds.
Publisher: [United States]: Algonquin Young Readers , 2017
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781616207205
1616207205

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LauraMcShaneCLE
May 24, 2017

A great Avi adventure set in the back drop of England in 1724. Take a virtual tour back in time to real locations like Melcombe Regis - now, Weymouth on the Dorset coast, the Swan Inn, Hanover Street and other London landmarks. Meet the real life criminal mastermind, Johnathon Wild. Find out how Oliver survives mishap, after mishap - in search of his sister and father, only to land in bigger trouble. The story doesn't end in England. To be continued...

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