After seeing his father hauled off to debtor’s prison, Tom Tin sets out to take revenge on Mr. Goodfellow, the man responsible for his family’s misfortunes. But the fog-filled London streets are teeming with sinister characters. Tom encounters a blind man who scavenges the riverbed for treasure—and wants what Tom digs up; Worms, a body snatcher who reveals a shocking surprise; and a nasty gang of young pickpockets who mistake Tom for someone ominously known as the Smasher. And ultimately, Tom comes up against the cruel hand of the law. Accused of murder, Tom is given a seven-year sentence. He is to be transported to Van Diemen’s Land with other juvenile convicts.
Facing the harsh elements aboard their small ship, five courageous sisters become even more determined to find the mysterious island on the edge of the sea–no matter how difficult the journey.
A collection of poetry and artistic works by people from the Middle East invites readers to explore a mosaic of culture, tradition, and common human ground, and includes additional notes of interest about the contributors.
A graphic book captures the drama and pageantry of sixteenth-century Korea during the Chosun dynasty as Hong Kil Dong, the son of a powerful minister, sets off on a quest to discover his destiny and claim his rightful role as a wise and just leader.