search for books and compare prices
cover image
Coram Boy
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for Coram Boy: Paperback | Reinforced | Prebinding
Jump down to see edition details for Coram Boy: Hardcover | Paperback | Cassette/Spoken Word | Reinforced | Prebinding
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date May 6, 2004
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781405212823
ISBN-10 1405212829
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.20
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Doomed babies entrusted to the care of a villain...children sold as slaves, an aristocrat's son disinherited when he refuses to give up a career in music - all these stories come together in this amazing story of adventure. Ages 10+.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A tale of tradition, corruption, strife and growing-up from award-winning author Jamila Gavin. Otis takes babies and money off desperate mothers, promising to deliver them to the Coram Foundling Hospital in London. Instead, he murders them and buries them by the roadside, to the helpless horror of his mentally ill son, Mish. When Melissa, beloved of Alexander Ashbrook and daughter of his governess becomes pregnant by him, her mother arranges for the Otis to take the child, telling Melissa it was stillborn. Alexander, not knowing Melissa's condition, has fled his home for a career in music. But Mish manages to save Melissa's baby, Aaron, and he grows up with Toby, the son of an African slave, inseparable friends. Toby is a plaything at the house of rich Mr Gaddarn, who is, in fact, Otis. When Mish sees Aaron and Alexander together, and realises the family link, he takes Aaron and Toby to Otis, who rejects them. A way must be found to rescue them, but a great friend must die before the family can be reunited. A vivid, challenging and at times harrowing story from the author of the Surya Trilogy, Coram Boy is Jamila Gavin at her very best. 'Brilliant, moving and ultimately compelling' - Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Judging Panel

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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
 
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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
 
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.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.