Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

Book - 2011
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Warren takes you on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of Dickens. She shows now he used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the great reformers of his or any age.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011
ISBN: 9780547395746
0547395744
Characteristics: 156 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm

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JCLBarbaraL Sep 15, 2014

This well researched book was fascinating to me as an adult, but children can easily relate to the stories of how Charles Dickens, his contemporaries and those before him, have made a difference in the lives of the poor. Ms. Warren paints a realistic picture of London in the 19th century and ties the true stories of Dickens' encounters with orphans and the poor, and his own experience with the debtors prison, to his novels. Though most young children may not have read his longer novels, most will know about Tiny Tim in the Christmas Carol, and will look forward to reading more of his works.

BPLNextBestKids Dec 18, 2012

Charles Dickens was much more than an author. In this book the reader becomes aware of how strongly he believed in social reforms for the poor. As a result of his early life and observing how young children were living in London, Charles Dickens became instrumental in helping to improve living conditions for impoverished families. Reviewed by BPL staff. GV

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