Item description for Levi Dust (Stories from the Kerry Patch) by Steven J. Givens & Lorraine Hoekel...
Overview In a simple chapter book set in the Irish immigrant neighborhood in St. Louis in the 1850s, 10-year-old twins Annie and William O'Shaughnessy disobey their parents and wander off to explore the riverfront. They soon find themselves lost, hungry, cold, and wet in the scary streets. They are rescued by an old bell ringer, Levi Dust, a character based on an actual historical figure who was hired by the city to find lost and missing children. As Levi Dust leads the twins home, he tells them his story. The telling is purposive, and the small line drawings have an old-fashioned cuteness, but children will relate to the simple historical adventure, even if there is never the slightest doubt that the twins will make it safely home.
Publishers Description Willam and Annie O'Shaughnessy become lost in 1850's St. Louis. They think Levi Dust is a crazy, perhaps dangerous man, but can he help them?
Citations And Professional Reviews Levi Dust (Stories from the Kerry Patch) by Steven J. Givens & Lorraine Hoekel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 02/01/1998 page 918
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Studio: New Canaan Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 5.73" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.19 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1997
Publisher NEW CANAAN #692
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 1889658073 ISBN13 9781889658070
Availability 0 units.
More About Steven J. Givens & Lorraine Hoekel
Givens has a journalist's and a speechwriter's background. He has held positions as editor of the alumni magazines at Washington University and at the University of Missouri; as assistant Director of Communications at UM.
Steven J. Givens currently resides in St Louis, in the state of Missouri.