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The Copper Treasure

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From the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of Smack comes a
middle-grade tale of adventure and cunning in the spirit of Treasure Island

Victorian London in the 1850's: Jamie, Ten Tons and Davies are young "mudlarks"--scavengers who eke out a meager existence by reclaiming bits of coal, rope, and anything of value from the muddy banks of the River Thames. Anything
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published March 31st 1999)
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Kristen Scelonge
Grade/Interest Level:Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Reading Level: Lexile 630L
Genre:Historical Fiction

Main Characters: Jamie, Ten Tons, and Davies
Setting: Vicotrian London 1850's
POV: The boys (Jamie, Ten Tons, and Davies)

Jamie, Ten Tons and Davies are young men known as "mudlarks.” “Mudlarks” are defined as scavengers who live a meager financial existence by reclaiming bits of coal, rope, and anything of value from the muddy banks of the River Thames. The boys will scavenge anything to keep themselv
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Steven
On the banks of the River Thames in 1850’s London, many people struggle to survive. Picking up pieces of coal, rope, or wood from the river banks and turning them in for a few pennies is all that prevents families from starving. This is the bleak existence that Jamie lives as he toils to help his parents support his many siblings. Although his life is rough, it is worse for his two friends, Davies and Ten Tons, who are homeless orphans that need to steal from docked ships in order to feed thems ...more
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gr 4-6 102 pgs

1850s London. Three friends: 11 year old Jaimie, who scavenges to earn money for his family, and orphans Ten Tons and Davies can't believe their luck when they find a huge sheet of copper. With the money they could earn from selling it, they dream of getting a berth on a ship and sailing the world. After the sheet of copper gets away from them and sinks into the Thames, they are determined to find a way to recover it despite the dangers.

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