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The tiger in the well

by Pullman, Philip, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j PULLMAN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j PULLMAN
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile ON ORDER
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Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, Sally's whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes with Harriet into the slums of London's East End--and finds help in some unexpected quarters. "Pullman is fast becoming a modern-day Dickens for young adults. The setting is the same, the strong eye for characters is there, as are the brooding atmosphere, the social conscience, and the ability to spin plot within plot. Sally Lockhart is now a young woman, left alone with a toddler. Nothing prepares her for the shock of receiving a summons from a man she has never even heard of, suing for divorce and the custody of her beloved Harriet. Sally struggles against the net closing around her, seeking to find out who is persecuting her and why. The writing style is lively and direct, and there's lots of action. This is a suspense novel with a conscience, and a most enjoyable one."--School Library Journal.  
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 8-12. In a rousing sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke [BKL Mr 1 87] and The Shadow in the North [BKL Ap 1 88], Victorian heroine Sally Lockhart finds herself enmeshed in a maelstrom of evil. Unlike most heroines of the day, Sally is an independent businesswoman, an unmarried woman living comfortably with her two-year-old daughter, Harriet. Then Sally's life begins to unravel. Suddenly, a stranger emerges claiming to be her husband and the father of her daughter. As his web tightens around her and the loss of everything she holds dear becomes a possibility, Sally realizes there is a guiding hand behind all this: a man who hates her so passionately he has spent years carefully charting a plan to ruin her. But who is he? As with his other books, Pullman provides a suspenseful, textured mystery. Especially fine is his use of detail--nineteenth-century London comes alive here. Remarkable, too, is the way Pullman interweaves a subplot about Jewish immigration and the conditions of the lower classes, topics that at first blush might seem to have little appeal to young adults--but not the way Pullman writes them. Though the story could have used some tightening, those who have enjoyed Sally's adventures before, as well as those new to the series, will find this a fascinating read, pulsing with life. ~--Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The conclusion to Pullman's dramatic trilogy ( The Ruby in the Smoke ; Shadow in the North ) finds Sally Lockhart searching London's slums for the source of her ruination. Ages 12-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Sally Lockhart quartet
#1 - The Ruby in the smoke
#2 - The Shadow in the north
#3 - The Tiger in the well
#4 - The Tin princess
Subjects Lockhart, Sally (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction.
Jews -- England -- Juvenile fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Publisher New York :Dell Laurel-Leaf,2004
Edition New Dell Laurel-Leaf ed.
Audience RL: 6.3.
Language English
Notes "A Sally Lockhart msytery"--Cover.
Description vi, 407 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 9780679826712
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