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Book Title: The Twin in the Tavern|
The author of the book: Barbara Brooks Wallace
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.73 MB
Date of issue: September 26th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780595410675
Read full description of the books The Twin in the Tavern:Orphaned twice and all alone in the world, Taddy watches as Neezer and Lucky, two sinister thieves, steal his family's possessions, and then make him a virtual prisoner. With only table scraps and dry crusts of bread to eat, Taddy and another boy named Beetle are forced to work long, cruel hours carrying freezing, heavy blocks of ice for delivery in Lucky's ice wagon. Then a neighbor, Mrs. Mainyard, tells lucky she'd like to hire Taddy during the day as a servant boy. His wages go to Lucky, but he's better fed. And once inside the sumptuous Mainyard mansion, Taddy sees the impossible - a boy who looks just like him. Can this be the mysterious twin he'd been told about?
Read information about the authorAward-winning American children's writer. Has received, among others, the NLAPW Children's Book Award and International Youth Library "Best of the Best" for 'Claudia' (2001), as well as the William Allen White Children's Book Award for 'Peppermints in the Parlor' (1983).
Wallace was born and spent her childhood in China, but then moved to the United States. San Francisco was often a port of entry for her family, who lived in a huge, white-pillared mansion on the side of a hill, later to become the Sugar Hill Hall mansion which served as the setting for some of her most popular books. She is a UCLA graduate.
Wallace has won two Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America for 'The Twin in the Tavern' (1994) and for 'Sparrows in the Scullery' (1998). 'Cousins in The Castle' (1997 and 'Ghosts in the Gallery' (2001) were also nominated for an Edgar Award.
Wallace's books are often compared to those by Lemony Snicket, as well as Beverly Cleary and four-time Edgar-recipient Joan Lowery Nixon.
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