Contributor biographical information for City of orphans / Avi ; illustrated by Greg Ruth.


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Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him on the Web at www.avi-writer.com.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mystery and detective stories.
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Homeless persons -- Fiction.
Gangs -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Fiction.