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What the Dickens?

Polly Horvath’s latest middle-grade novel is set in 1996 Ohio but has a distinctly Victorian vibe

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*Very Rich

Polly Horvath

Puffin Canada, Ages 10–14

RUPERT BROWN, the protagonist of Very Rich, is a Tiny Tim–like character who has a Scroogelike experience. In this inversion of A Christmas Carol, the poor child is the one who receives three surprise visitors. They open his eyes to the past, present, and future – and give him a taste of how the other half lives.

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