Young-adult novel about gangs who fight over rubber caulking?
January 11, 2010 5:00 PM   Subscribe

Trying to identify a children's book I read in Hebrew, but which was translated from a European language, about gangs of boys who hoard rubber caulking and battle it out with other gangs. One of the boys dies by the end.
posted by limon to Writing & Language (3 answers total)
Response by poster: Sorry, found it! It's The Paul Street Boys by Ferenc Molnár (aka Franz Molnar)
posted by limon at 5:05 PM on January 11, 2010

Sad you got it so quickly, I knew that's what it was! It's a great book.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 5:44 PM on January 11, 2010

Best answer: My grandmother's apartment was on the same street as (what remains of) the gardens where much of the action takes place. I liked to go out onto her balcony as a kid (it was up on the 10th floor), and look over at the gardens and imagine the battle with the red shirts.
posted by that possible maker of pork sausages at 11:33 PM on January 11, 2010

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