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A difficult boy

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Published by Holiday House in New York .
Written in English

  • Indentured servants -- Fiction.,
  • Social classes -- Fiction.,
  • Prejudices -- Fiction.,
  • Irish Americans -- Fiction.,
  • Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction.,
  • Massachusetts -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.

  • About the Edition

    In Farmington, Massachusetts, in 1839, nine-year-old Ethan experiences hardships as an indentured servant of the wealthy Lyman family alongside Daniel, a boy scorned simply for being Irish, and the boys bond as they try to right a terrible wrong.

    Edition Notes

    StatementM.P. Barker.
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.B250525 Dif 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination298 p. ;
    Number of Pages298
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20734890M
    ISBN 109780823420865
    LC Control Number2007037059

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Indentured to prosperous Massachusetts merchant George Lyman, nine-year-old farmboy Ethan Root initially hates working with the moody, sharp-tongued bound boy everyone calls Paddy.

His feelings change, however, after he learns that “Paddy” is an ethnic slur (the teenager’s name is actually Daniel) and sees Lyman viciously beat the lad. Soon Ethan himself is feeling the rod as well, but.

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