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“Dark Against The Sky: A Climbing Boy’s Story” by Stephen B. Hauge tells the exciting tale of a band of young chimney sweeps in London, 1834. The arc of their adventures follows Tommy as he struggles to find and be re-united with his father, faces the daily challenges of life as a climbing boy ruled by callous master sweeps, and interacts enjoyably with friends and street-folk. It’s a heartwarming story of hope, courage and perseverance.

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“Dark Against the Sky: A Climbing Boy’s Story”
Author: Stephen Hauge
Illustrator: Cathleen Daniels
Publisher: ‎ URLink Print & Media, LLC (May 1, 2020)
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 306 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1647533368
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1647533366

About the Author
Steve Hauge became interested in climbing boys in a history course at Williams College. His concern led to this deeply researched story, which provides a window into the lives of these lads amid the street life of London. Mr. Hauge is also the author of a CD-ROM on Robert Louis Stevenson and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A teacher for 12 years, he lives in New Jersey.

Cathleen Daniels has been illustrating since 1990. While her illustrations are mostly digital, she also works in watercolor, mixed media and acrylic. Her clients include Simon & Schuster, Barnes & Noble, PlayStation, Sega Genesis, Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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 Stephen B. Hauge
 Historical Fiction
 Climbing Boys
 Chimney Sweeps

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