THE BELLS OF BLEECKER STREET by Valenti Angelo
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THE BELLS OF BLEECKER STREET

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A warm, sometimes an emotional story of growing boys on city streets,- in this instance the Italian section of New York's Greenwich Village. Twelve year old Joey Enrico, half-Italian, half-Irish, has friends who are typical American boys, playing sandlot baseball, teasing each other, rough housing, and having immense pride in the traditions their families have brought from the old world,-music, cooking, craftsmanship. Joey has an active and bothersome conscience which gets him into amusing situations with the parish priest, who knows plenty about boys himself. There's a nice sense of family life and a real boy story, with scrapes and adventures galore, against a colorful background of the atmosphere of the countries from which the boys came.

Pub Date: March 14th, 1949
Publisher: Viking