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A Cardboard Palace

Author: Allayne L. Webster
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ISBN: 9781925227253
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Synopsis

Jorge lives in a shanty town on the outskirts of Paris. Bill, a controller, has an army of child thieves at his command-and Jorge is one of them. But soon Jorge faces an even bigger threat. His home is to be bulldozed. Where will Jorge sleep? What will happen to his friends, Ada and Gino? Could a burgeoning friendship with Australian chef, Sticky-Ricky, help Jorge to stop Bill and save the army of child-thieves? And will he do it before he loses Ada forever? Jorge can't keep fighting to live-now he must live to fight. A harrowing, humbling story about one boy's desperation to escape a life of crippling poverty. Read More

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An attempted pickpocketing in Paris sparked the idea for ALLAYNE L WEBSTER’s new middle-grade novel, A Cardboard Palace. We asked Allayne about the underbelly of crime and poverty in the City of Light, human trafficking, and her main character, Jorge, a 10-year-old boy living on the streets with a gang of child thieves. Read on >

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