||In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York City where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.
|General note||"A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jacket flap.|
|Awards note||A Junior Library Guild Selection.|
|ISBN||9780385755009 (library binding)|
|ISBN||0385755007 (library binding)|