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The Garbage King Elizabeth Laird

Macmillan Children's Books
Paperback / softback 336 pages

ISBN:
9781509802951
Size:
197 x 130 x 21mm
Published:
26th Jul 2016
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Interest age: from c 9 years
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Overview

Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated - and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.

Author

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including The Garbage King, The Prince Who Walked with Lions and The Fastest Boy in the World. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal many times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.

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