Since I was introduced to the works of Terry Pratchett by a couple of dear friends about ten years ago, there has not been a fall season that hasn’t included a book by him. This fall brings us a stand alone novel called Dodger that tells the story of an artful young street urchin trying to figure out the whys and werefores of an assault upon a strange girl. A deft combination of fantasy and history, Dodger rubs elbows with such characters as Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, and Sweeny Todd. Sure to be a great read for any age. --Joe
Beloved author Sir Terry Pratchett's "New York Times"-bestselling take on the Artful Dodger from Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London. A Printz Honor Book.