Paperback Coram boy / Jamila Gavin.
Publication year: 2015
Media type Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781405277037 (pbk.) :
Notes: Originally published: London: Mammoth, 2000.
Extent: 356 pages ; 20 cm
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
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Aaron grows up in the Coram Foundling Hospital, having been saved from death by a boy called Meshak. Meshak, Aaron and Toby, the child of an African slave, all have a narrow escape as Meshak's evil father sets sail to sell them into slavery. The modern classic and Whitbread Book of the Year 2000 is ahaunting, thrilling and captivating story, for historical fiction fans and readers of Hilary McKay's The Skylark's War and Katherine Rundell's The Good Thieves The Coram man takes babies and moneyfrom desperate mothers, promising to deliver themsafely toa Foundling Hospital in London. Instead, he murders them and buries them by the roadside, to the helpless horror of his son, Mish.Mish saves one, Aaron,who grows up happily unaware of his history, proving himself a promising musician. As Aaron's new life takeshim closer to his realfamily, the watchful Mish makes a terrible mistake, delivering Aaron and his best friend Toby back into the hands of the Coram man.A gripping and haunting story
Whitbread Children's Book Award