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The complete bostock and harris : The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris & The Night of the Comet. / Leon Garfield.

Garfield, Leon. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781590178034 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.

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A New York Review Children's Collection Original The Complete Bostock and Harris combines two delightful, suspenseful, and madly funny tales of Harris and the not-so-bright Bostock, a rollicking best-friend duo who've been through thick and thin together in eighteenth-century Brighton.In the "The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris," the wily pair put their classics education to the test when they adopt the Spartan custom of exposing infants to the wild, leaving Harris's infant sister, Adelaide, to the elements. The boys hope a wolf will nourish and care for her, but their plan backfires in a riotous and clever turn of events.It is springtime in "The Night of the Comet," and in the days before Pigott's comet will pass over their town, Harris's and Bostock's thoughts turn to love. Bostock becomes enamored with Harris's sister Mary, while Harris falls in love with Captain Bostock's telescope. The two boys make a deal: Bostock will make off...
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 6
940 Lexile.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : NYR Children's Collection, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2005 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Juvenile Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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