By Deborah Hopkinson
Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who unearths himself by myself in manhattan urban after he is offered to a padrone by way of his poverty-stricken mom and dad. whereas operating as a road musician, he meets the men of the notorious Bandits' Roost, who educate him the artwork of pickpocketing. Rocco embraces his new lifetime of crime—he's reliable at it, and it truly is extra profitable than banging a triangle in the street nook. but if he meets Meddlin' Mary, a strong-hearted Irish woman who is decided to assist the horses of recent York urban, issues start to switch. Rocco starts to reexamine his life—and take his destiny into his personal hands.
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