A Bandits Tale



From An Award Winning Author Of Historical Fiction Comes A Story Of Survival, Crime, Adventure, And Horses In The Streets Of 19th Century New York City.Eleven Year Old Rocco Is An Italian Immigrant Who Finds Himself Alone In New York City After He S Sold To A Padrone By His Poverty Stricken Parents While Working As A Street Musician, He Meets The Boys Of The Infamous Bandits Roost, Who Teach Him The Art Of Pickpocketing Rocco Embraces His New Life Of Crime He S Good At It, And It S Lucrative Than Banging A Triangle On The Street Corner But When He Meets Meddlin Mary, A Strong Hearted Irish Girl Who S Determined To Help The Horses Of New York City, Things Begin To Change Rocco Begins To Reexamine His Life And Take His Future Into His Own Hands.A Bandits Tale

I write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers My new books in 2018 include ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY JANE AUSTEN and D DAY The Invasion that Changed History Recent awards for picture books include the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for STEAMBOAT SCHOOL and the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for FOLLOW THE MOON HOME.My n I write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers My new books in 2018 include ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY JANE AUSTEN and D DAY The Invasion that Changed History Recent awards for picture books include the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for STEAMBOAT SCHOOL and the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for FOLLOW THE MOON HOME.My nonfiction includes TITANIC VOICES FROM THE DISASTER, a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist COURAGE DEFIANCE, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark is an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book and won the OCTE Spirit Award for Nonfiction and an Oregon Book Award DIVE is also an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book.My historical fiction title, A BANDIT s TALE, was named a Charlotte Huck recommended book THE GREAT TROUBLE, A MYSTERY OF LONDON, the BLUE DEATH and A BOY CALLED EEL, won an Oregon Spirit Award.My 2017 books included A LETTER TO MY TEACHER and INDEPENDENCE CAKE as well as a story in GUYS READ HEROES and VILLAINS I live in ORegon

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • A Bandits Tale
  • Deborah Hopkinson
  • 26 October 2018
  • 038575499X

10 thoughts on “A Bandits Tale

  1. says:

    This is the reason kids books exist a perfect picaresque tale of scrappy, quick witted Rocco who uses his street smarts while pitted against the dangers of a new world New York is perfectly painted and the treatment of animals as well as the cameo...

  2. says:

    Tamara listened to this audiobook and wrote this review Once again another excellent nominee for this year s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award the Annual Vermont s Children s Choice Contest I was very entertained by the Dickens style story of a young Italian immigrant boy in early 1900s New York City, whose Padrona basically slave owner forces him, and other young boys who h...

  3. says:

    An enjoyable and enlightening historical fiction novel set in New York in the late 1800 s Rocco is an Italian immigrant that has come to America under the care and protection of a Padrone Although this book...

  4. says:

    When it is believed that 11 year old Rocco Zaccaro has brought shame to his family in their village of Calvello, Italy, he soon finds himself sent to New York City to work for a man his parents believe is honorable Signor Ancarola is a padrone or patron and promises the Zaccaro s 20 for the next four years, it Rocco continues to work for him It is 1887 and such things were still done to children then.After a long voyage in steerage, Rocco finds himself living in a cellar with a bunch of othe When it is believed that 11 year old Rocco Zaccaro has brought shame to his family in their village of Calvello, Italy, he soon finds himself sent ...

  5. says:

    I thought of Charles Dickens book David Cooperfield A Christmas Carol Laura Ingalls Wilder book, The Long Winter Hard Winter by Johnny D Boggs.Also I thought of my ancestors and their arrival here in America The Arnolds and the Robbins families came during the Irish po...

  6. says:

    this was a book about the mistreatment of children in New York City in the late 1800 s Many of them were immigrants from other countries This particular boy was from Italy and was sold to a man who brought him to America to work for him There were many boys that were given an instrument to play in the city and bring money back to the padrone Rocco was given a triangle to play and beg for money Each child was expected to bring a dollar back or they were punished There were many boys who liv this was a book about the mistreatment of children in New York City in the late 1800 s Many of them were immigrants from other countries This particular boy was from Italy and was sold to a man who brought him to America to work for him There were many boys that were given an instrument to play in the city and bring money back to the padrone Rocco was given a triangle to play and beg for money Each child was expected to bring a dollar back or they were punished There were many boys who lived in the basement of a building, no heat, very little food, ...

  7. says:

    I was very entertained by the Dickens style story of a young Italian immigrant boy in early 1900s New York City, whose Padrona basically slave owner forces him, and other young boys who have been given to him from poor villages in Italy, to play instruments on street corners to earn 1 a day The Padrona keeps the money while the boys live in a dank, cold cellar with little to eat But Rocco has ambitions and talent Though it seems he has little morals when he hires himself out as a pickpock I was very entertained by the Dickens style story of a young Italian immigrant boy in early 1900s New York City, whose Padrona basically slave owner forces him, and other young boys who have been given to him from poo...

  8. says:

    Rocco doesn t have it easy when he is snatched out of his home and family and shipped to America to raise money for someone else He soon learns to APPRECIATE what he s had He learns to COMMUNICATE with others buy learning English and sharing his ideas about the social issues he has survived through Because of his tough life he has EMPATHY for many other immigrants that have it hard He will need to TAKE A RISK to set things right.This story was sad, to hear about all the difficult things chil Rocco doesn t have it easy when he is snatched out of his home and family and shipped to America to raise money for someone else He soon learns to APPRECIATE what he s had He learns to COMMUNICATE with others buy lear...

  9. says:

    The problems of today s immigrants to the U.S kept coming to mind while I was reading this What s the connection Immigrants have always had a hard time here I m not sure if there s something comforting about that because so many groups suffered and then moved on or profoundly disturbing because so little changes Another interesting poin...

  10. says:

    This book will enthrall lovers of stories full of mischief, trouble, a heroic underdog and historical fiction The main character, Rocco, is brought to America by a questionable patron who immediately puts Rocco to work for his own gain Rocco yearns to break away and make a life for his own in New York City, but he doesn t even speak English and has no money of his own Rocco gets into many scrapes, meets a whole cast of interesting characters, and in the end, learns a lot about himself A grea This book will enthrall lovers of stories full of mischief, trouble, a heroic underdog and historical fiction The mai...

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