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"Leon Garfield is unmatched for sheer, exciting storytelling." — Lloyd Alexander

A swarthy villain, nearly seven foot tall and presumed hanged, seems to wake from the dead in the presence of young Bartholomew Dorking. Having outwitted the noose, Black Jack enlists the unwilling boy to be his companion. Together they weave their way through the seamiest parts of old London, a traveling circus, and a private madhouse where forgotten lunatics are chained in empty rooms, and from which Bartholomew rescues Belle, a girl who may not be mad at all. Culminating in a ground-shaking climax, this strange and rich novel, whose 1979 film adaptation was shown at the Cannes International Film Festival, will enrapture readers young and old.

Synopsis:

Having unwittingly resurrected the gigantic Black Jack, a hanged criminal, Bartholomew becomes his unwilling companion. As they weave their way through old London and the countryside, Bartholomew, now called Tolly, grows into manhood.

About the Author

Leon Garfield (1921-96) was the author of numerous books for children and adults. Black Jack was his fourth books, originally published in 1968.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374406967
Author:
Garfield, Leon
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
London
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Apprentices
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Edition Number:
1st Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Sunburst
Series:
Sunburst Book
Series Volume:
vol. XVI
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Pages:
197
Dimensions:
7.71x5.19x.57 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Having unwittingly resurrected the gigantic Black Jack, a hanged criminal, Bartholomew becomes his unwilling companion. As they weave their way through old London and the countryside, Bartholomew, now called Tolly, grows into manhood.

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