Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Former library book. See images for the condition of this book.
Blurb: Part of the Tattered Tom series - a rags to riches story. "I’m goin’ on to a farm, or into a store, and grow up respectable,” declares Julius, the street boy and boot black from the slums of Manhatten. Our hero in this story has mostly shifted for himself since the age of 5, having only as an occasion guardian Jack Morgan, a thief and burglar, who spends most of his time in Sing Sing prison. When Jack isn't in prison, he confiscates Julius’ income for himself, and attempts to initiate him into the art of house burglary.
This is Julius’ past. But as the story begins, Julius is eagerly anticipating the future, and has seized the opportunity offered by the Children's Aid Society to go to the fabled West, and live and work with an farm family. Although Julius is not without bad habits, his bravery, honesty, and hard work win him friends and opportunities as he strives to grows up ‘respectable’. This is one of Horatio Alger’s classic “rags-to-riches” stories.
Series: (Tattered Tom #5)