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How I Became Stink Daley

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 29
Categories: Historical Fiction



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Guys Read: Heroes & Villains

Story Summary

It's 1858 and Danny Daley loves to draw, hoping to work for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper someday. But for now he has to work in the local dairy to help support his family. The conditions that Danny witnesses are so appalling that he begins to sketch the animal abuses. When Frank Leslie sees Danny's drawings, it's both the beginning of Danny's new career and an investigation into the corrupt dairy business.