Grades 7 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 12.5
Lexile® Measure: 1210L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Historical Fiction
- City Life
- Violence and Crime
About This Book
2013 Printz Honor Book
A terrifically funny tale of dark deeds in Dickensian London, from master storyteller Terry Pratchett.
Dodger is a tosher — a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London.
Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't.
But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.
And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins.
• Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.
• Features real characters of the time, from Charles Dickens himself to James Mayhew, Disraeli and even Queen Victoria.