The Fingers Trilogy

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This beautiful, kid-friendly trilogy features three incredible stories from the life and times of a Victorian shoeshine boy, Edward Croydon. (Also known as Fingers the Pickpocket.)

As an infant, Fingers was abandoned by his parents in the town cemetery, to fend for himself on the streets. Thankfully, he was rescued by another street urchin, his guardian angel, and taken to the sanctuary of a secret attic hideaway. In this series of three stories, we find out how Fingers rescued a lost Boston Terrier and became entwined in a dastardly attempt to commit an audacious bank robbery.

We also find out the identity of the mysterious guardian angel and discover why Fingers was abandoned on the streets, all those years ago.

Finally, we learn how Fingers came to find sanctuary at a local children’s home and how he foiled an attempt to steal the children’s dreams, by a corrupt local businessman.

These three exciting steampunk stories by Maxwell Grantly have many beautiful illustrations that will enchant and captivate readers of all ages.

Author Maxwell Grantly
Edition  Smashwords
ISBN  9781370536979
Pages  178
Publication Date May 26, 2017
Series The Fingers
BCRS Rating  CA-10
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Maxwell Grantly is the nom de plume of a schoolteacher, living in a small seaside town on the east coast of Great Britain. Although he has written many short stories, he does not think of himself as an author. Maxwell is, first and foremost, merely a mathematics teacher. He simply writes just because he enjoys doing so and for no other reason. Being a schoolteacher, Maxwell Grantly enjoys reading children’s literature as part of his work as well as for recreation. However, as a writer, he does not always write books that could be described as typically suitable for the younger reader: his work is incredibly varied in both syntax and style. Maxwell produces short stories that he enjoys writing and that he enjoys reading. Sometimes he uses vocabulary and imagery that is more suited to adults. At other times, he writes directly for a younger audience. This means that some of his books may only be suitable for accomplished young readers (or for adults who might like a break from their regular reading agenda) while others may be suitable for younger readers who are still developing their literacy skills. By not targeting his work to one particular audience and by not being a professional author, it does mean that Maxwell has an incredible freedom to branch out and simply write recreationally for his own artistic satisfaction. If you enjoy reading his stories then he is pleased that you were able to briefly enter his fantasy world too, if only for a brief ten or fifteen minutes.
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