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Stephen Hauge Follows His First Book with an Endearing and Enjoyable Sequel

“Dark Against the Sky: Sweeping the Shadows” continues the exciting adventures of Tommy Simpson.

Morristown, NJ, USA – WEBWIRE

Stephen Hauge’s remarkable research and blending of history and fiction makes “Dark Against the Sky: Sweeping the Shadows” a memorable sequel to his first book “Dark Against the Sky:  A Climbing Boy’s Story.”  No previous books have focused on the fascinating story of climbing boys, or young chimney sweeps, in London in 1834.  
This sequel finds Tommy happily re-united with his father, working again as a cobbler.  When the callous master sweep Kelly robs one of their friends, however, Tommy and his “band of brothers” trail Kelly to his hide-out -- but cannot find the stolen silver.  As Kelly threatens Tommy by seizing a fellow climbing boy and then his girlfriend, Tommy must use his skills and wits to rescue them and put Kelly in gaol.
The two books, which include many black-and-white illustrations, superbly evoke the period.  Reviews of the first book found “all ages will become entranced by this fast-paced historical tale.” (Foreword Reviews).  “Hauge is a skillful storyteller.  He renders the squalor of 19th century London in prose that is as precise as it is palpable.” (Blueink review).   “Hauge’s well-researched novel…is a real corker.” (Kirkus Reviews).
Classified as historical fiction and young adult fiction, “Dark Against the Sky: Sweeping the Shadows” is recommended for children and young adult readers. Catch a copy at the upcoming 2018 New York Rights Fair, from May 30 to June 1, 2018.

Dark Against the Sky: Sweeping the Shadows
Written by: Stephen Hauge
Published by: Xlibris
Date published: April 14, 2016
Paperback price: $19.99
About the Author
Steve Hauge became interested in climbing boys at Williams College. His continuing fascination led to this deeply researched sequel, which further illumines the lives of these lads and their period. Mr. Hauge is the author of “Dark Against the Sky: A Climbing Boy’s Story” and a CD-ROM on Robert Louis Stevenson and “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

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