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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (N.Y.),
  • New York (State),
  • New York
    • Subjects:
    • Pickpockets -- Fiction,
    • Indentured servants -- Fiction,
    • Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Fiction,
    • Slavery -- Fiction,
    • Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction,
    • Orphans -- Fiction,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction

    • About the Edition

      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.

      Edition Notes

      StatementKaren Schwabach.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ7.S3988 Pic 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3408222M
      ISBN 10037583379X, 0375933794
      LC Control Number2005024091


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