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Mike Costa has lived his whole life in The Strip, Pittsburghs warehouse and factory district. His fathers large Italian family runs a food wholesale business, and Mike is used to the sounds and smells of men working all night to unload the trains that feed the city. But its 1933, and the Depression is bringing tough times to everyone. Money problems only add to Mikes worries about his beloved grandfather, who is getting forgetful and confused.

Mike is being tormented at school by a loud-mouth named Andy Simms, who calls Mike “Macaroni Boy.” But when dead rats start appearing in the streets, that name changes to “Rat Boy.” Around the same time Mike notices that his grandfather is also physically sick. Can whatever is killing the rats be hurting Mikes grandfather? Its a mystery Mike urgently needs to solve in this atmospheric, fast-paced story filled with vibrant period detail.

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ecarcaise, May 14, 2013 (view all comments by ecarcaise)
My daughter had to read this book for her 5th grade reading class project. She brought it home one evening to catch up on a missed chapter and we decided to read it together. I found the book very fascinating, especially since we are from the Pittsburgh area and some of the stores from the book are still there in the Strip District. Although I only got to read one chapter, I am excited to get the book and read it for myself. Her class took a field trip to the Strip District and got to see some of the places in the book. It is an excellent read for 5th grade and beyond.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440418849
Author:
Ayres, Katherine
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Katherine Ayres
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Collector's and
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.62x5.16x.51 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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