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ISBN:141777956X
Author: Iain Lawrence
ISBN13: 978-1417779567
Title: Convicts (The Curse of the Jolly Stone Trilogy)
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Language: English
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Publisher: San Val (August 2006)

Convicts (The Curse of the Jolly Stone Trilogy) by Iain Lawrence



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Iain Lawrence is a very great author that writes outstanding books. I love how Lawrence builds so much suspense in his books. The lexile level of The Convicts is 720L. The Convicts has been compared to Charles Dickens' stories, because of the setting, the time period, and the cruel treatment of poor families and children. But this is much grittier and more cruel, and of course without the Dickens skill in writing. That aside, the author's note confirms the very real and tragic situation for boys convicted of petty crimes in that day.

Author: Lawrence Iain. Curse of the Blue Stone. The Witch's Stone (The Curse of Culcraig). Under the Jolly Roger.

Book 2 of 3 in the Curse of the Jolly Stone Series. Iain Lawrence is the author of numerous acclaimed novels for young people, including The Convicts, B for Buster, The Lightkeeper’s Daughter, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, Ghost Boy, and the High Seas Trilogy: The Wreckers, The Smugglers, and The Buccanneers.

After seeing his father hauled off to debtor’s prison, Tom Tin sets out to take revenge on Mr. Goodfellow, the man responsible for his family’s misfortunes. But the fog-filled London streets are teeming with sinister characters. Tom encounters a blind man who scavenges the riverbed for treasure-and wants what Tom digs up; Worms, a body snatcher who reveals a shocking surprise; and a nasty gang of young pickpockets who mistake Tom for someone ominously known as the Smasher. And ultimately, Tom comes up against the cruel hand of the law. Accused of murder, Tom is given a seven-year sentence

Part of Curse of the Jolly Stone Trilogy. After seeing his father hauled off to debtor’s prison, Tom Tin sets out to take revenge on Mr. Iain Lawrence is a journalist, travel writer, and avid sailor, and the author of many acclaimed novels, including Ghost Boy, The Skeleton Tree, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, and the High Seas Trilogy: The Wreckers, The Smugglers, andThe Buccaneers. He grew up moving al. ore about Iain Lawrence.

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Lawrence’s novel shows readers a darker side to 19th century London that persists of villains, smugglers, and backstabbers in a boy – eats – boy world The Cannibals (2005). While the first book had hints of Dickens in it, in a most subtle way I see hints of Hugo's Les Misérables in this book. Not the story per se, but the Ideas propelling it. Like Fate & injustice. I was already thinking this and then near the.

Reviews: 7
Lanionge
Not much to add to what has already been said. While the book is well written I found myself not caring about Tom Tin. To me he just wasn't very bright. And then there is Smasher. Like I didn't have that situation figured out in a hurry. Would have been a better book without him. But then the author would have had to refigure the whole story line. Even so..........

I would still recomend that young people read this book. There is no denying the truth of the kind of situations presented. Certainly highlights that modern day inhumanity is nothing new. Might even help them appreciate how much easier life is now.
SkroN
This has been a favorite of all my children but first myself. I have read all
If the books in this series and really enjoyed them.
caif
I found this to be a very good read. Even though it is designatated as "young adult reading" I, as a 73 year old found it very entertaining.
Agantrius
Could not put it down. I never knew anything of the history behind this novel. I loved every word of it.
Lesesshe
Awesome
Arcanefire
Fause this books badass and so is amazon. So run tell dat down the chimney with a baseball bat booooooom
Der Bat
A rough, cruel tale of a 14-year-old boy, on the streets of London in the late 1800s.

Tom Tin's father is in debtor's prison, and his mother is wasting away in their miserable hovel, so Tom sets out to try to find food or money. He scavenges at the edge of the river, works for a bodysnatcher, and has a terrible run-in with a street gang. But his troubles really start when he is falsely accused and thrown into a children's prison -- a hulking, rotting ship anchored in the river, and run by a cruel overseer who starves and beats the children.

The Convicts has been compared to Charles Dickens' stories, because of the setting, the time period, and the cruel treatment of poor families and children. But this is much grittier and more cruel, and of course without the Dickens skill in writing. That aside, the author's note confirms the very real and tragic situation for boys convicted of petty crimes in that day.
For teens 12-16.
The Convicts

"Seven years, I thought. I couldn't last that long. Why, I couldn't last the six months the Overseer had hinted at. If Weedle didn't kill me, I would die from sickness, or wither away from the sheer misery of the place. I dragged my feet until Midgely bumped up on my heels. I whispered at him, `Do people escape? Has anyone ever got off?'" This is an excerpt from, The Convicts, by Iain Lawrence, an epic novel of mystery and adventure. In this story Tom Tin, 14, tells about how a man Mr. Goodfellow-who isn't a good fellow at all-ruins Tom's life, and family. It isn't enough that he ran them out of their home and refused to let Tom's father, a captain, sail on any ship but his; Mr. Goodfellow hauls Tom's father off to debtors' prison.

Tom sets off after Mr. Goodfellow in hopes of rescuing his father and gets caught up in a tangled web of events that lead him deep into his past. Somewhere in the middle of Tom's misfortunes, he is mistaken by a gang of "urchins" as a fierce criminal, the Smasher. Tom gets thrown into prison during his collision with the Darkey's gang. Tom's saga is so twisted and bizarre that no one in his trial believes him. The judge claims he has seen Tom before, but as the Smasher, and doesn't even let him finish recalling all that happened to him. Tom is sentenced to a fate far worse than death.

Iain Lawrence uses serious events that could and often did happen in nineteenth century England to tell the tale of Tom Tin. The Convicts is fast-paced and takes many, sharp, unexpected turns, that enthrall the teens and adults who read it. I highly recommend this book, you will find yourself escaping to a world full of mysterious hardship, and action, especially at sea. Discover how Tom struggles through his disrupted life and unravels a mystery he didn't know existed, in Iain Lawrence's, The Convicts.

By: K.J.