Dodger (Hardcover)

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Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.

From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of more than three dozen novels, is one of the world's best-selling and best-loved novelists writing in the English language. He wrote his first published story when he was 13 and his first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, when he was 17. His books have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In addition to his phenomenal--and phenomenally popular--Discworld series for adults, Terry is the multi-award-winning author several children's books. These include the books of the BROMELIAD TRILOGY (HarperCollins, 2003), as well as THE WEE FREE MEN (HarperCollins, 2003), A HAT FULL OF SKY (HarperCollins, 2004), WINTERSMITH (HarperCollins, 2006), I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT (HarperCollins, 2010), NATION (HarperCollins,2008)--a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and LA Times Book Prize for YA Literature winner--and DODGER (HarperCollins, 2012), for which he won his second Michael L. Printz Honor. He was awarded Britain's highest honor for a children's novel, the Carnegie Medal, for THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS (HarperCollins, 2001). The recipient of several honorary doctorates, Sir Terry was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 for his services to literature. And in 2011, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lasting Contributions to Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association. He passed away in 2015 from Alzheimer's Disease. Find out more about Terry at and the Facebook page https// (610K fans).

Praise For…

-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Compulsively readable.”
-Washington Post

“Lovingly crafted and completely enjoyable. The temptation to quote sentences, whole paragraphs, and possibly entire chapters is almost irresistible.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“It’s a glittering conjuring act, but there’s real heart here, too.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“Pratchett does a bang-up job of re-creating Old London, complete with pathos, humor, and danger, all narrated in Dodger’s unique voice.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“Masterful. Unexpected, drily funny and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don’t miss it.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Pratchett weaves fact and fiction seamlessly....Genius.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“A masterwork from a treasure and hero of a writer, and it will delight you.”
-Cory Doctorow, New York Times Bestselling author

“Ebullient, funny and delightful.”
-The Guardian

-Daily Mail (London)

“Fresh, vibrant and full of energy, a triumph.”

“Masterly and entertaining.” (Children’s Book of the Week)
-Sunday Times (London)

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF TERRY PRATCHETT:“Exuberant and irresistible.”
-Washington Post

“Fun and fantastic and thoughtful.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Passionately wise, spectacularly hilarious, and surpassingly humane.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Moving and highly satisfactory.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Pratchett combines gut-busting humor and genuine poignancy.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“Thrilling, humorous, moving, and most wise.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062009494
ISBN-10: 0062009494
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 25th, 2012
Pages: 368
Language: English