A comic story set in mock-Victorian times. Solomon Snow discovers, to his amazement, that he is a foundling. A silver spoon was left with him as a baby, but Pa has pawned it. Solomon leaves home in high dudgeon to seek his spoon and his real parents. He joins up with Prudence Pridy, a very bossy girl, and a very irritating child called the Infant Prodigy, who can wind any adult round her little finger. Together they reach Town and promptly meet a glorious cast of assorted larger-than-life characters including a villainous pawnbroker, kidnappers, a child farmer, an awful orphanage and a cheery chimney-sweep's boy. Solly does find his spoon eventually - but the ending takes everyone by surprise.
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Readers will laugh out loud at this daft and clever account of a foundling who sets out in search of his destiny, only to encounter some woeful misadventures along the way.From the Author:
"A while ago," says Kaye Umansky, "I went on a ‘re-read Charles Dickens binge.’ Inspired, I cried, ‘I can do that!’ I couldn’t. What came out was SOLOMON SNOW."
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Book Description Puffin, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M014131673X
Book Description Puffin Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11014131673X