A pickpocket's tale / Karen Schwabach.

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      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: When Molly, a ten-year-old orphan, is arrested for picking pockets in London in 1731, she is banished to America and serves as an indentured servant for a New York City family that expects her to follow their Jewish traditions.
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    • ABNT:
      SCHWABACH, K. A pickpocket’s tale. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Random House, 2006. ISBN 037583379X. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636904. Acesso em: 18 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Schwabach K. A Pickpocket’s Tale. 1st ed. Random House; 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636904. Accessed February 18, 2020.
    • APA:
      Schwabach, K. (2006). A pickpocket’s tale (1st ed.). Random House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Schwabach, Karen. 2006. A Pickpocket’s Tale. 1st ed. Random House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636904.
    • Harvard:
      Schwabach, K. (2006) A pickpocket’s tale. 1st ed. Random House. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636904 (Accessed: 18 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Schwabach, K 2006, A pickpocket’s tale, 1st ed., Random House, viewed 18 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Schwabach, Karen. A Pickpocket’s Tale. 1st ed., Random House, 2006. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636904.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Schwabach, Karen. A Pickpocket’s Tale. 1st ed. Random House, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636904.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Schwabach K. A pickpocket’s tale [Internet]. 1st ed. Random House; 2006 [cited 2020 Feb 18]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636904


Booklist Reviews 2006 November #2

In 1730, 10-year-old London orphan Molly Abraham is exiled to America for being a pickpocket. After a long, unpleasant journey, independent Molly is indentured to an observant Jewish family, the Bells, in New York. The Bells seem nice, but Molly finds adjusting difficult. Although she learns to keep house and to read, and learns about Judaism, she longs to go back to London. Her experiences, including meeting an abused African American slave, gradually sharpen and shift her perspective, bringing ethical dilemmas but also compassion and an understanding of the complexities of freedom, doing what's right, and her Jewish heritage. Written in vividly detailed prose, this debut novel introduces an engaging protagonist while immersing readers in Jewish culture and customs, rough London streets, and eighteen-century New York City. Molly's London street dialect enhances vintage cultural flavor, and an author's note provides more historical background. Enjoyable and sometimes thought-provoking historical fiction. ((Reviewed November 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring

Ten-year-old London thief Molly Abraham is sold as an indentured servant to an Orthodox Jewish New York family. Schwabach educates readers about Judaism as Molly learns about the faith; the author is at her best when contrasting Molly's situation with that of a neighboring black slave's. A glossary for Molly's obscure 1730s dialect is included, but readers may become irritated by the frequent need to stop reading and consult it. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.