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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Demco Media
Publication date April 30, 2005
Binding Reinforced
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780606337519
ISBN-10 0606337512
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $16.75
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
2000 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year

Published to acclaim in the United Kingdom, this stunning historical novel delves into a hidden side of eighteenth-century England: the world of infanticide and child slavery. Otis Gardiner, the Coram man, makes a vicious living disposing of the unwanted children and illegitimate offspring of distraught young women, rich and poor. Meshak is Otis's oppressed, simpleminded son, who finally discovers an infant he considers special enough to risk saving out of the hundreds who have succumbed to his father's brutality. The infant's father is Alexander Ashbrook, a brilliant young aristocrat disinherited by his family for his devotion to a forbidden career, who is astonishingly unaware that he even has a son, much less that he has abandoned him.

Around this trio and a host of other characters swirls Jamila Gavin's carefully orchestrated plot, in this disturbing, ultimately uplifting novel about sons and fathers, abuse and abandonment, treachery and devotion.


Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work Coram Boy
Paperback
Book cover for 9781405212823 Book cover for 9781854598943
 
from Nick Hern Books (December 8, 2005)
9781854598943 | details & prices | 122 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $20.95
About: Set in the 18th century, this is a tale of two cities, two boys and also a tale of fathers and sons.
New edition from Gardners Books (May 6, 2004)
9781405212823 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $15.20
This edition also contains Coram Boy
About: Doomed babies entrusted to the care of a villain.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606337519
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Demco Media (April 30, 2005)
9780606337519 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.75
This edition also contains Coram Boy
About: 2000 Whitbread Children's Book of the YearPublished to acclaim in the United Kingdom, this stunning historical novel delves into a hidden side of eighteenth-century England: the world of infanticide and child slavery.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417737741
 
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (April 1, 2005)
9781417737741 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.40
This edition also contains Coram Boy
About: In the mid-eighteenth century, an unsavory character and his simpleton son become involved in the lives of a wealthy English family when that family's eldest son is disinherited because of his love of music.
Editions for the work Coram Boy
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374315443
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (October 1, 2001)
9780374315443 | details & prices | 327 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.10 lbs | List price $19.00
About: In the mid-eighteenth century, an unsavory character and his simpleton son become involved in the lives of a wealthy English family when that family's eldest son is disinherited because of his love of music.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374413743 Book cover for 9781405212823
 
Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 30, 2005)
9780374413743 | details & prices | 327 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $7.95
About: In the mid-eighteenth century, an unsavory character and his simpleton son become involved in the lives of a wealthy English family when that family's eldest son is disinherited because of his love of music.
New edition from Gardners Books (May 6, 2004)
9781405212823 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $15.20
This edition also contains Coram Boy
About: Doomed babies entrusted to the care of a villain.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Cornelius Garret (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (August 1, 2003)
9780754063124 | details & prices | List price $49.95
About: A vivd, compelling and harrowing tale from Whitbread award winning Jamila Gavin.
With Cornelius Garret (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (August 1, 2003)
9780754063124 | details & prices | List price $49.95
About: A vivd, compelling and harrowing tale from Whitbread award winning Jamila Gavin.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606337519
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Demco Media (April 30, 2005)
9780606337519 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.75
This edition also contains Coram Boy
About: 2000 Whitbread Children's Book of the YearPublished to acclaim in the United Kingdom, this stunning historical novel delves into a hidden side of eighteenth-century England: the world of infanticide and child slavery.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417737741
 
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (April 1, 2005)
9781417737741 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.40
This edition also contains Coram Boy
About: In the mid-eighteenth century, an unsavory character and his simpleton son become involved in the lives of a wealthy English family when that family's eldest son is disinherited because of his love of music.

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