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Sam and the Glass Palace: A Victorian adventure based on the work of Lord Shaftesbury [Paperback]

By Norman Cook (Author)
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Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.23"
Weight:   0.47 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 23, 2005
Publisher   DAY ONE PUBLICATIONS #1219
Age  4-12
ISBN  1903087422  
EAN  9781903087428  


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Overview
Sam Clarke is an orphan forced to run the streets, but deep inside lurks burning ambition. He wants an education but, above all, he needs a new mum and dad to take care of him. After coming into contact with Lord Shaftesbury and the Ragged School Union the first part of his dream starts to come true. Soon he is spending mornings polishing shoes at London's Crystal Palace while attending school in the afternoons. But will the dream turn to a nightmare when Sam's wicked uncle, Pineapple Jack, suddenly appears, or will the young shoeblack win through with the help of his friends? Additional notes - An engaging story for readers, both young and old - Careful use of illustrations which appeal to younger readers - Brings to reality the life and times of this amazing man and his remarkable work - Well-written; a story to rivet the attention

Publishers Description
Sam Clarke is an orphan, forced to run the streets, but deep inside lurks burning ambition. He wants an education but, above all, he needs a new mum and dad to take care of him. After coming into contact with Lord Shaftesbury and the Ragged School Union, the first part of his dream starts to come true. Soon he is spending mornings polishing shoes at Londons Crystal Palace while attending school in the afternoons. But will the dream turn to a nightmare when Sams wicked uncle, Pineapple Jack, suddenly appears, or will the young shoeblack win through with the help of his friends?

Community Description
This is an exciting adventure story for children aged 10 years and upwards. It is set in Victorian London, at the time when the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, moved by his Christian convictions, entered Parliament to tackle many of the social ills of the time.

In particular, he was so concerned about the starving, homeless street children who were being exploited by gangs of thieves, that he started what became known as the 'Ragged Schools'.

Sam is a street orphan whose eventful life is changed after he is rescued by Lord Shaftesbury, placed in a Ragged School, and subsequently taught, not only a trade, but the message of salvation in Jesus. Through his many varied and dangerous adventures he also learns the love of a Heavenly Father and the power of prayer.

This shocking, but finally triumphant, story will hold the attention of children while informing them of a time in our history so different from their own.
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More About Norman Cook

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Norman Cook lives in Essex and was a physics further education lecturer for 35 years before retiring in 2003. He has written a number of physics and engineering textbooks. Since retirement he has taught parttime at a university. In the early 1980s while attending a Shaftesbury Mission he wrote a number of plays on Christian themes. The first of these a short drama called John Pounds Ragged School Pioneer inspired him to write a fulllength musical The Shaftesbury Story on the career of the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury. Since then he has had an ambition to bring the work of Shaftesbury to a wider public.

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