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Review of ‘The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts’

The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts by Newbery Medal winner Avi follows a few exceptionally bad days in the life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts, a bright, cheery, fleet-footed 12-year-old beset on all sides.

From the first pages it’s clear that the world has conspired against Oliver. His mother died when he was a small…

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