Water Street

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Random House Children's Books, Jan 8, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory, to help her sister Annie find love, and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she can have a new friend close by.

But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas who writes about his life in his journal--his father who spends each night at the Tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas, who has a secret that only Bird suspects, and who turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have.
 

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Title: Water Street Author: Patricia Reilly Giff Genre: Young Adult Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Book Around the States Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local ... Read full review

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User Review  - KingK - LibraryThing

I love this book and the two books that preceded it in the series. Although I don't think the plot was as exciting as the first book, Nory Ryan's Song, I do feel I got to know the characters well ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
25
Section 4
29
Section 5
55
Section 6
77
Section 7
95
Section 8
101
Section 9
113
Section 10
125
Section 11
133
Section 12
137
Section 13
155
Section 14
167
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Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Her novels for older readers include A House of Tailors, Nory Ryan's Song, and the Newbery Honor Books Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods.Her most recent book is Willow Run, a companion to Lliy's Crossing. The author lives in Trumbull, Ct..

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