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ISBN:
0385901097
Author:
Iain Lawrence
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers (April 12, 2005)
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ALSO BY IAIN LAWRENCE The Cannibals B for Buster The Lightkeeper's Daughter Lord of the Nutcracker Men Ghost Boy . I believed he would haunt us forever chasing us from one shrinking home to the next, until he saw us out on the streets with the beggars and the blind.

ALSO BY IAIN LAWRENCE The Cannibals B for Buster The Lightkeeper's Daughter Lord of the Nutcracker Men Ghost Boy The High Seas Trilogy The Wreckers The Smugglers. We were leaving Surrey because my father was a sailor without a ship. He didn't walk like a sailor anymore.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. After seeing his father hauled off to debtor’s prison, Tom Tin sets out to take revenge on Mr. Goodfellow. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

Iain Lawrence (born 1955) is a bestselling Canadian author for children and young adults. In 2007 he won a Governor General’s Literary Award in Children’s Literature for Gemini Summer. Lawrence was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in 1955

Iain Lawrence (born 1955) is a bestselling Canadian author for children and young adults. Marie, Ontario, in 1955. He has lived on Gabriola Island since 2000. Lawrence attended Langara College in Vancouver studying journalism. After school he worked for the Prince Rupert Daily News and other newspapers in northern British Columbia

The start to a trilogy and another great book from Iain Lawrence. This author is equally comfortable and equally good at writing in very different eras. This story grabbed me from the first page.

The start to a trilogy and another great book from Iain Lawrence.

Author of The Wreckers. Q: You have left quite a few doors open at the end of The Convicts

Author of The Wreckers. Join the mailing list. Q: You have left quite a few doors open at the end of The Convicts. Are you planning to write a sequel? If so, we were wondering if Tom’s seasickness would play a part in the next book. Does he eventually get over it, as well as his fear of the sea? Will Tom ever get his diamond? A. The Convicts is the first book of a trilogy. Next is The Cannibals.

Meel rose to His feet. He stuffed his papers into his briefcase so angrily that they tore and bent, crumpling into yellow wads. Isaw hii face reflected in the. Isaw hii face reflected in the glass, and I didn't think I had ever seen skin quite so purple. It was the color of plums. You'll change your tune, he said. Despite his anger he spoke In a quiet Voice, as though he knew it would scare me less if he shouted. You'll spend your last days in the condemned cells, where the bell rings at midnight and someone prays for.

Iain Lawrence is the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including The Cannibals, The Convicts, Gemini Summer, B for Buster, The Lightkeeper's Daughter, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, Ghost Boy, and the High Seas Trilogy: The Wreckers, The Smugglers, and The Buccaneers. He lives on Gabriola Island, B. C.

Iain Lawrence is a journalist, travel writer, and avid sailor, and the author of many acclaimed novels, including Ghost Boy, The Skeleton Tree, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, and the High Seas Trilogy: The Wreckers, The Smugglers, andThe Buccaneers

Iain Lawrence is a journalist, travel writer, and avid sailor, and the author of many acclaimed novels, including Ghost Boy, The Skeleton Tree, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, and the High Seas Trilogy: The Wreckers, The Smugglers, andThe Buccaneers. He grew up moving al. ore about Iain Lawrence.

Iain Lawrence is a journalist, travel writer, and author. His novels include Ghost Boy, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, The Skeleton Tree, and the High Seas Trilogy. Библиографические данные. The Convicts Curse of the Jolly Stone trilogy (Книги 1), Iain Lawrence.

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. But Tom can’t abide life on the Hulk, the old ship where the boys are temporarily held. He decides to escape. But if he’s to succeed, his luck needs to turn. . . .From the Hardcover edition.
  • Vudozilkree
Not much to add to what has already been said. While the book is well written I found myself not caring about Tom Tin. To me he just wasn't very bright. And then there is Smasher. Like I didn't have that situation figured out in a hurry. Would have been a better book without him. But then the author would have had to refigure the whole story line. Even so..........

I would still recomend that young people read this book. There is no denying the truth of the kind of situations presented. Certainly highlights that modern day inhumanity is nothing new. Might even help them appreciate how much easier life is now.
  • Felhann
This has been a favorite of all my children but first myself. I have read all
If the books in this series and really enjoyed them.
  • Yramede
I found this to be a very good read. Even though it is designatated as "young adult reading" I, as a 73 year old found it very entertaining.
  • Cheber
Could not put it down. I never knew anything of the history behind this novel. I loved every word of it.
  • Yannara
Awesome
  • Vispel
Fause this books badass and so is amazon. So run tell dat down the chimney with a baseball bat booooooom
  • Nenayally
A rough, cruel tale of a 14-year-old boy, on the streets of London in the late 1800s.

Tom Tin's father is in debtor's prison, and his mother is wasting away in their miserable hovel, so Tom sets out to try to find food or money. He scavenges at the edge of the river, works for a bodysnatcher, and has a terrible run-in with a street gang. But his troubles really start when he is falsely accused and thrown into a children's prison -- a hulking, rotting ship anchored in the river, and run by a cruel overseer who starves and beats the children.

The Convicts has been compared to Charles Dickens' stories, because of the setting, the time period, and the cruel treatment of poor families and children. But this is much grittier and more cruel, and of course without the Dickens skill in writing. That aside, the author's note confirms the very real and tragic situation for boys convicted of petty crimes in that day.
For teens 12-16.
The Convicts

"Seven years, I thought. I couldn't last that long. Why, I couldn't last the six months the Overseer had hinted at. If Weedle didn't kill me, I would die from sickness, or wither away from the sheer misery of the place. I dragged my feet until Midgely bumped up on my heels. I whispered at him, `Do people escape? Has anyone ever got off?'" This is an excerpt from, The Convicts, by Iain Lawrence, an epic novel of mystery and adventure. In this story Tom Tin, 14, tells about how a man Mr. Goodfellow-who isn't a good fellow at all-ruins Tom's life, and family. It isn't enough that he ran them out of their home and refused to let Tom's father, a captain, sail on any ship but his; Mr. Goodfellow hauls Tom's father off to debtors' prison.

Tom sets off after Mr. Goodfellow in hopes of rescuing his father and gets caught up in a tangled web of events that lead him deep into his past. Somewhere in the middle of Tom's misfortunes, he is mistaken by a gang of "urchins" as a fierce criminal, the Smasher. Tom gets thrown into prison during his collision with the Darkey's gang. Tom's saga is so twisted and bizarre that no one in his trial believes him. The judge claims he has seen Tom before, but as the Smasher, and doesn't even let him finish recalling all that happened to him. Tom is sentenced to a fate far worse than death.

Iain Lawrence uses serious events that could and often did happen in nineteenth century England to tell the tale of Tom Tin. The Convicts is fast-paced and takes many, sharp, unexpected turns, that enthrall the teens and adults who read it. I highly recommend this book, you will find yourself escaping to a world full of mysterious hardship, and action, especially at sea. Discover how Tom struggles through his disrupted life and unravels a mystery he didn't know existed, in Iain Lawrence's, The Convicts.

By: K.J.