Quick OverviewThis is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope and power in the struggle to find a safe home.
Hardback. 19.8 x 12.9cm. 240 pages. Age 12+.
DetailsBorn in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. One day it brings him Jimmie. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.
'A special book' - Morris Gleitzman, author of the acclaimed ONCE series
'The writing is beautiful and the message of survival and bravery a universal one.' - The Bookseller
Hardback: 240 pages
Publisher: Orion Children's Books; 01 edition (14 July 2016)
Product Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
- Additional Info
Code BBONE ISBN 9781510101548 Supplier Bookpoint Values and causes Educational
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