This is a 'series three' book, in the 'Usborne Young Reading' scheme - for readers who are ready for longer stories.
'Orphaned Oliver lives in a cold, grim workhouse, until the day he dares to ask for more. Escaping to London, Oliver finds new friends and thinks he has a home at last.
But his troubles are only just beginning.....'
64 high quality shiny pages, split over chapters:
1. Nobody's baby
2. More means less
3. Running away
4. New friends
6. A robbery
7. The secret of the locket
finishing with a one-page summary of Charles Dickens.
Clear, easy to read text with super colour illustrations throughout.
The opening text:
The young mother's whisper was as soft as the swirling snow outside; her face was as white as the sheet that covered her. Feebly she touched her newborn son, breathed a last sigh, and closed her eyes......'