Tom Boy the Path to Nowhere
Tom Boy, a 12-year-old Australian, survives being left at an orphanage door when he was a baby. Abandoned by a stranger, Tom is taken in by the orphanage. Bewildered by his strange new home at the orphanage, disturbed by Sister Mabel who treats him as less significant, and tormented above all by his longing for a family to call his own.Tom Boy is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night adventure book. More
When a snotty-nose city kid loses his parents in a car crash and had to come to live at the Orphanage, Tom and Wilbert were sent down to the cellar to retrieve another bed. While they were down there, the light bulb blew. Looking over the mattress they found a door with a stream of light. Tom and Wilbert were curious for a look, but they needed to get rid of the new kid first. So they hatched a plan and decided to get even with the snotty nose kid for calling them low-life commoners. They encouraged him to play war games with them and tied him up at the bottom of the orphanage. Although Tom only played war games for fun, now he was playing the real thing. Realizing he was alone and trapped hanging down in a mineshaft only by the shoelace around his waist. Tom had to learn fast. He had no one to teach him how to use a gun. He soon realized there was no easy path home and he had to fight to save his life and the life of his friend. Being captured by pirates Tom Knew he had had enough and it was up to him to get his best mate home to the orphanage alive and in one piece.Tom would rather take his chances with Sister Mabel than spend any more time in Skeleton bay.
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