Street Child (PDF). View larger image. By: Berlie Doherty London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes. Street child by Berlie Doherty; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Homeless persons, Orphans, Juvenile fiction, Protected. Doherty. Street Child by Berlie Doherty. Set in the second half of the nineteenth century, Street child tells the story of a boy called Jim who, after.
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How did Jim feel about the news that Joseph gave him? Give two ways in which the author shows us this. (p). He is devastated – he 'forced his fists deep in. Street Child (Collins Modern Classics) eBook: Berlie Doherty: phisrebiberkotch.ml: site Store. to set up his famous children's refuge. A terrific adventure . Taken from Street Child by Berlie Doherty . phisrebiberkotch.ml
It's the last Jim sees of his mother.
She dies that very night. The workhouse is a grim and dreadful place and Jim runs away. But London is a dangerous and lonely place and Jim faces a fight for survival that today's children can barely imagine.
He's not alone either - there are thousands of street children like him and no-one to help them. Street Child is based on the story of a real person.
Jim Jarvis was the street child whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to open his first home in Stepney in He had already been running free "Ragged Schools" for poor children, and it was Jim, who attended one of them, who showed Barnardo where all the homeless children slept. It was an horrendous life, full of danger and disease and violence.
During the Industrial Revolution, London's population had exploded and social welfare had completely failed to keep up. It was in desperate need of philanthropists like Barnardo.
Berlie Doherty has twice - and deservedly - won the Carnegie Medal. Jim did run away from a workhouse after his mother died, and was helped by a woman who sold whelks and shrimps.
He lived for a time on a coal lighter with a man and a dog and was treated very cruelly. I wanted to try to imagine what it was like for a little boy like Jim to be so utterly alone. In real life Carrots died of starvation in a crate before Barnardo could give him a home.
Eventually Barnardo began to open up homes for girls, too. He died in , but his work became known throughout the world, and many of his homes survived.
To Protect Street Child. She dies that very night. Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends?
My thanks to the nice people at Harper Collins for sending the book.