Smugglers' Island

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HarperCollins, Apr 25, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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"You're crazy, Shadrach Faherty," Davey called.
"Crazy! You're going to get yourself killed!"

Shadrach is enraged. Bootleggers have taken over his island home, using it as a base from which to run their illegal operations. The community cooperates because its silence has been bought, and times are hard. But Shadrach can't be bought. Instead, he vows to gather all the information he can to bust the criminals. He succeeds, but then chooses the wrong man to tell.

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It's the great depression and things are not going well on the island financially, but they're getting a boost from prohibition smuggling. One little boy doesn't see it as a benefit but rather as a ... Read full review

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Juvenile level writing. Good action story with underlying right-vs-wrong internal struggle.
Set in the prohibition era, this story shows, through the eyes of a boy coming into manhood, the struggle that a poor island community faces against a smuggler.

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About the author (1994)

Avi was born in 1937, in the city of New York and raised in Brooklyn. He began his writing career as a playwright, and didn't start writing childrens books until he had kids of his own.

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