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  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141355214
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $14.99

Smith



Twelve-year-old urchin Smith has a talent for picking pockets of the wealthy folk on London's crowded and winding streets. But one day, after successfully emptying the pockets of a country gentleman, Smith witnesses his murder. Before long, Smith is caught up in a tangled web of crime, mystery and betrayal.

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime.Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes.London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand. Smith artfully dodges the two men and winds up in the odd company of a wealthy blind man, who takes Smith into his home and provides him with an education. But this new comfort is lost when Smith himself is suspected of the very murder he witnessed.Leon Garfield was a British novelist, born in 1921. He is best known for children's historical novels, though he also wrote for adults. He wrote more than thirty books including Shakespeare's Stories - retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children, and he won many awards including the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal. He died in 1996, aged 74.Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White THE BORROWERS by Mary NortonSTIG OF THE DUMP by Clive KingROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. TaylorA DOG SO SMALL by Philippa PearceGOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray WilliamsCARRIE'S WAR by Nina BawdenMRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'BrienA WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'EngleTHE CAY by Theodore TaylorTARKA THE OTTER by Henry WilliamsonWATERSHIP DOWN by Richard AdamsSMITH by Leon GarfieldTHE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael EndeANNIE by Thomas MeehanTHE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett%%%A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime.

Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes.

London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand.

Smith artfully dodges the two men and winds up in the odd company of a wealthy blind man, who takes Smith into his home and provides him with an education. But this new comfort is lost when Smith himself is suspected of the very murder he witnessed.

Leon Garfield was a British novelist, born in 1921. He is best known for children's historical novels, though he also wrote for adults. He wrote more than thirty books including Shakespeare's Stories - retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children, and he won many awards including the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal. He died in 1996, aged 74.

Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian

CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White

THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton

STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King

ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor

A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce

GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams

CARRIE'S WAR by Nina Bawden

MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'Brien

A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle

THE CAY by Theodore Taylor

TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson

WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams

SMITH by Leon Garfield

THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende

ANNIE by Thomas Meehan

THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett

  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141355214
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

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