James Lincoln Collier
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It's 1895 in New York City. Hard times have hit, and life isn't going to get better any time soon. Almost thirteen-year-old Chipper Carey is running with the Midnight Rats just to survive. Fortunately, fate steps in and introduces him to Miss Sibley, who, like Ma, believes he's meant for something better than the Midnight Rats.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 12th 2001 by Cavendish Square Publishing (first published 2001)
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Young orphan boy, Chipper, member of the gang, Midnight Rats, is found to be son of a wealthy family. There are Collier titles I like better.
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James Lincoln Collier (born June 27, 1928) is a journalist, author, and professional musician.

Collier's notable literary works include My Brother Sam Is Dead (1974), a Newbery Honor book that was also named a Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association and nominated for a National Book Award in 1975. He also wrote a children's book titled The Empty Mirror (2004), The Teddy Bear Hab...more
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