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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

HarperCollins

Average Rating: (28 Ratings)

It was the best!
Submitted 6/9/2017 by alinalovesnyc

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book because of its many great details and because of the personality of every character!!! I would recommend this book because it is interesting throughout the whole thing, not just in the middle.

I couldn't get my nose out of this book!!!
Submitted 6/8/2017 by rockets

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I couldn't get my nose out of the book! I'm so excited about this book, I can't think of words! So good! There is so much adventure!

the orphanage is bad
Submitted 6/7/2017 by Binanew

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is full of adventures. When he goes to the orphanage he knows trouble is heading his way, and it doesn't take long for him to figure it out. in the end he learns a lesson that he will never forget. I would recommend this book to anyone who asks. If you like mischief, and adventure you are sure to like this book.

Awesome book. Made me think about friendship and family.
Submitted 6/6/2017 by happyboredguy

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was a great book. It had lots of fun Yiddish words to improve your vocabulary. The only thing that's not the best is that there is a lot of sad parts. Dave at Night is a really fabulous book about the life in New York City in the early 1900s too. This is a great all around book for Jewish kids.

Too sad to get past the beginning
Submitted 6/5/2017 by Awesomepiano1

This book was just OK

I didn't really read the whole book, but the first chapter made me so sad I couldn't get through the whole thing. If you don't like books where the parents die, don't read this one.

Blah...
Submitted 6/5/2017 by KAdene

Seemed to lack explanation on what was going on. I had a difficult time trying to read through this. Lost my interest halfway through, and had a hard time forcing myself to keep reading.

Submitted 6/5/2017 by reading queen

I loved this book!

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

This book really inspires me to think about how important it is to think about and love your family and friends.

Epic book
Submitted 6/4/2017 by Naimad

I loved this book!

This was a very good book. At the beginning it was sad but then dave found a way to be happy just were he was.

It was okay!
Submitted 6/4/2017 by lovecupcakes

This book was just OK

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

I didn't like this book so much. i do not recommend it.

Very historical
Submitted 6/3/2017 by daringdavid

I loved this book!

This book is very interesting for it's content about escaping a supposed prison-like orphanage to find adventure and friendship. It was hysterically funny!

Never Stop!
Submitted 6/3/2017 by ariannafrantz

Thumbs up!

This was a really great book. Would read it over and over, if I/my sister hadn't lost it.

touching
Submitted 6/2/2017 by books567

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

i like daves addittude
i wish my friends were like the buddifs

Meh
Submitted 6/2/2017 by paintworldgirl

This book was just OK

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

DISLIKE :(

It was really good but it would have been better if it was longer
Submitted 6/2/2017 by lllovesharrypotter

I liked this book.

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

Captivated my 10 year old ... and his mom!
Submitted 6/2/2017 by dorismom

I loved this book!

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

My 10 year old and I loved reading this book together. It kept us in suspense and we really enjoyed the writing style. It also taught my son a few Yiddish words along the way.

OY VEY!!
Submitted 5/9/2017 by firestar

I loved this book!

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

Eleven-year-old Dave Caros is quite an adventurer! I love the nicknames for the Hebrew Home for Boys. My two favorites were Happy House of Bullies and Honking House of Bells! This is my favorite book so far. Read this book NOW!!!!

cool
Submitted 5/8/2017 by Lovekitties

I liked this book.

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

this book was good. it wasn't the best, but it was still pretty adventurous.

Best book ever
Submitted 5/7/2017 by alinalovesnyc

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I love this book. I hope to read many more by this author!

Very sad, but fun!
Submitted 5/5/2017 by Farfallina06

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book because it showed tons of emotions! It was beautifully told and written. THANK YOU, PJ Our Way!

Submitted 5/4/2017 by Zephyros777

I liked this book.

A little strange, but with aspects of danger, surprise and action blended with Dave's rebellious thoughts and perspective, it makes for a good book.

Terrible Book
Submitted 5/4/2017 by lotsofdogs

I hated this book because it makes Jews look like terrible people. She wrote at the end of the book that the story isn’t really true. She could have made the story true and not made people hate Jews after reading the book. I don’t think anyone should read this book.

SUPER INTERESTING!!!
Submitted 5/2/2017 by kirgiza

Thumbs up!

Extremely fun. couldn't take my eyes off of it. 10/10. Highly recommend to readers 10 - 12

good
Submitted 5/1/2017 by books23

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was a good book. it was a nice book to read if you are looking for adventure. I think you should give this book a try!

Submitted 5/1/2017 by books24

funny

AWESOME! but...
Submitted 4/23/2017 by gymnasticsgirl614

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

the book is awesome but i felt like it made me think of my friendship with my friends but that friendship isn't so good right now and it makes me feel like i'm going to cry. ): I love this book because it has to do with family ( buddies in the book ) and friends. And that makes me feel happy and excited to read more of the book #Mr. Bloom aka Mr. Doom. ) - I love this book its the best!

WOW
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

Thumbs up!

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. 

Parent Guide: Dave at Night

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