by Rosemary Aubert



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/22/2007

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9780595897254
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9780595454129

About the Book

Throughout the ages, small children have scratched out a living working at difficult and dangerous jobs. When she makes a speech acknowledging her promotion to the position of Judge of Orphans, lawyer Mary Rose Cabrini captures the attention of a mysterious child named Joseph Di Buonna who begs her for help in pursuing the truth about his family. The boy's tale stretches beyond his own generation back to gas-lit New York City and an era in which every child of the street had to fend for himself against starvation, filth, nosey do-gooders, other street children, cops, truant officers Mary Rose discovers that, conquering all, Joseph's ancestors did manage to pass down the secret legacy of his family. Has the hour finally come for Joseph to claim what is rightfully his? Or is Mary Rose being tricked by a clever child capable of leading her into a trap of deceit, disgrace and ultimately-death?

About the Author

Award-winning novelist Rosemary Aubert authored the Ellis Portal mysteries, published around the world. She has scoured archives, libraries and the streets of New York and Toronto seeking stories of immigrant adventurers like her own ancestors. She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and lives, writes and teaches in Ontario, Canada.