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Dave at Night

By: Gail Carson Levine

Historical Fiction

Dave used to be the big troublemaker of his family. Now he’s got no family, and he’s in BIG trouble. But one night he sneaks out of the orphanage into the big city, and everything changes…

Ages: 11+

278 pages


Average Rating: (3 Ratings)

Submitted 3/5/2017 by FlyInH2O

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this was a good book because i liked it and it was fun

This is a dream book
Submitted 3/2/2017 by GUSTER

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved the book, my daughter and I read the book 3 times and every time we found new ways to look at it always from a different point of view. This was an AMAZING book and I hope that every child and every adult can appreciate it like my daughter and I.

Imaging facing life's challenges when you are only 11!
Submitted 3/1/2017 by Design Team

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It is the 1920s and Dave Caros lives at the HHB, the Hebrew Home for Boys, in New York City, because he is an orphan. At the HHB the teachers are annoying, and the bullies eat Dave’s food every day. One night, Dave sneaks out of the HHB and goes into the city. There he meets Solly, an old man who tells people their fortunes for money, and who just might be the person that could get Dave out of the HHB. Will Dave get in trouble? Will he escape the HHB forever? Read this book to find out!

Reading this book made me realize that I am very fortunate to have a family that loves me and a safe home. I thought this book was very interesting because Dave Caros certainly does not have this. Instead, he has to face life’s challenges all on his own, which is a hard thing to do when you’re only 11!

by Ellie, Design Team

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Gail Carson Levine

Author of Dave at Night

Did you know that Gail Carson Levine didn't start writing books until she was 39 years old, and that it took ten years until her first book, Ella Enchanted, was finally published? Ella Enchanted was so successful that it won a Newbery Award. It was even made into a movie starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy.
Dave at Night was Gail Carson Levine’s second book, and was inspired by her father's childhood. 

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