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Author Lewis, Ian, 1953- author.
Title The ballad of Billy Bean / Ian Lewis.
Pub Info Raleigh, NC : Fitzroy Books, [2022]
book jacket
 Hyannis Children's Room  J FICTION Lewis     AVAILABLE
Descript 104 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "London, 1913. Fourteen-year-old Billy Bean is a thief. He's also a talented street performer, and he's picked up by Fred Karno's music hall company [that features Charlie Chaplin]. Then Charlie Chaplin leaves Karno for the movies, and Billy is sent to America to replace him. Billy also wants to work in movies, too, and it's not too long before he gets his lucky break. But his luck runs out and the movie career goes badly. Soon he's on the streets again, with nothing but his childhood skills and a cheeky grin to keep him from starvation"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Street entertainers -- Juvenile fiction.
Robbers and outlaws -- Juvenile fiction.
Vaudeville -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Actors and actresses -- Juvenile fiction.
Thieves -- Juvenile fiction.
Actors -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Children's stories.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781646032099 (pbk.)
9781668809631 (Follett bdg.)
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