The gate in the wall /

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by Howard, Ellen.
[ 02. English Fiction ] Published by : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, (New York :) Physical details: 148 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject(s): Canals --Fiction. | Child labor --Fiction. | Orphans --Fiction. | England --Fiction. Year : 1999 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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"A Jean Karl book."

In nineteenth-century England, ten-year-old Emma, accustomed to long working hours at the silk mill and the poverty and hunger of her sister's house, finds her life completely changed when she inadvertently gets a job on a canal boat carrying cargoes between several northern towns.