A Boy Called Dickens

For years Charles Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own and work long hours in a rat-infested blacking factory. In this book, you will be drawn into the winding streets of London in 1824, where you will learn how the legendary author got the inspiration for many of his characters. The 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth is February 7, 2012, and this tale of his little-known boyhood is the perfect way to introduce kids to this great author. Here is historical fiction at its ingenious best.