Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves by James Matlack Raney
This book is quite an adventure as 11 year old Jim Morgan learns what real treasure is. Having been raised for the past 5 years by his aunt, Jim is a spoiled brat when his father returns from sea. When his father is killed for his treasure, Jim barely survives and winds up among the homeless children thieving on the streets of London. With gypsies,magic, pirates, trasure, and Dickensian child thieves, this is a rousing adventure that children are sure to enjoy.