By Terry Pratchett. Harper, $17.99 (9780062009494). Gr. 8–12.


One stormy night in an alternate Victorian London, a young tosher (sewer scavenger) named Dodger rises from the sewers to rescue a mysterious lady in distress and alters the course of his life. Always imaginative, Pratchett creates a romp of a novel that is lovingly crafted, often amusing, and completely enjoyable. (Top of the List winner—Youth Fiction.)




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)