What makes a child lucky a novel by Gioia Timpanelli

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Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Boys -- Fiction,
  • Kidnapping -- Fiction,
  • Survival skills -- Fiction,
  • Sicily (Italy) -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementGioia Timpanelli.
LC ClassificationsPS3570.I463 W47 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16901070M
ISBN 109780393067026
LC Control Number2008025045

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